Juventus sign Emre Can on four-year contract

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Juventus have confirmed the signing of Emre Can on a four-year contract.

The midfielder will join the Bianconeri on a free transfer when his contract at Liverpool expires at the end of the month.

The 24-year-old will become Juve’s second signing this summer, following the arrival of Mattia Perin from Genoa and will join fellow German Sami Khedira in their midfield next season.

Douglas Costa’s loan move from Bayern Munich has also been made permanent, while Mattia Caldara and Lorenzo Spinazzola will join Massimiliano Allegri’s squad in preseason training next month after returning from loan spells with Atalanta.

Can’s arrival could pave the way for West Ham United target Stefano Sturaro to leave, while Miralem Pjanic’s future at the club is also now in doubt.

He will become Juve’s latest high-profile free transfer capture, having previously signed the likes of Paul Pogba, Kingsley Coman, Dani Alves, Andrea Pirlo and Khedira when they were out of contract.

Ben Gladwell reports on Serie A, the Italian national team and the Bundesliga for ESPN FC, UEFA and the Press Association. @UEFAcomBenG.