Juventus have been urged to try and sign Liverpool midfielder Emre Can in January by club legend Alessandro Del Piero.
The Germany international has been described as the ‘ideal’ recruit for the Italian champions.
It comes with Can’s contract at Anfield nearing expiry. The 23-year-old will be out of contract in the summer and is permitted to talk to foreign suitors in January.
Liverpool could be tempted to sell the midfielder during the winter transfer window, aware that it will be their last opportunity to redeem some sort of transfer fee.
Juventus could make a bid if they follow the advice of Del Piero.
‘[Massimiliano] Allegri’s side needs another midfielder because [Sami] Khedira is known to pick up minor knocks,’ said the Juventus legend.
‘[Claudio] Marchisio is coming back from injury, but he’s still not at his best and [Miralem] Pjanic is not such a physical player.’
De Piero continued: ‘Emre Can of Liverpool would be ideal, and he’s not even that expensive. He could be the big name for Juve in January. They need somebody like him.
‘He’s physically present and somebody like Emre Can would fit in very well with Pjanic and Khedira.’
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Can has been at Liverpool since 2014 and made nearly 150 appearances for the club.