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Manchester United Keen On Surprise Move For Emre Can

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01: Emre Can of Liverpool celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the UEFA Champions League group E match between Liverpool FC and NK Maribor at Anfield on November 1, 2017 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Manchester United are reportedly lining up a bid for former Liverpool midfielder Emre Can who is keen on a move away from current club Juventus.

Can moved to Italy in 2018 after an impressive four seasons at Anfield joining Juventus on a free transfer but Tuttosport are reporting that the German is looking to leave after just three substitute appearances in Serie A this season.

The 25-year-old was also left out of Juventus’ Champions League squad by manager Mauricio Sarri and is understood to be garnering interest from a host of clubs across Europe.

Tuttosport outline however that his preference is to move back to the Premier League with United, with Can reportedly costing in the region of £35 million.

Last month the midfielder spoke of his unhappiness at being left out of the Champions League squad outlining that he would not have stayed at Juventus had he known he would not be in their European plans.

“The fact that I am not in the Champions League squad is extremely shocking for me, mainly because I was promised something different last week,” Can said.

“I had talks with other clubs [in the summer] and one of the conditions for me to stay was to be part of the Champions League squad. Then they phoned me and told me, in a conversation that didn’t even last a minute, that I was not on the list and they didn’t give an explanation.

“That makes me angry and furious, they haven’t been honest with me. If I knew about it earlier, I would not have stayed at Juventus.”

Can since apologised for his comments but it appears as though it would come as no surprise to many if the German was to leave the Italian champions.

Sky Sports outline that Can is not one of United’s top transfer targets, but given his solid spell in the Premier League with Liverpool he would likely be a strong addition to the Red Devils’ midfield.

United are currently light in that area having lost both Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini during the summer leaving them with just Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic and Fred as the only senior players in the position.

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