Emre Can, 23, has been a major target for the Italian champions as his contract moved into its final season.
The Daily Mirror reports an interview given by Beppe Marotta, a Juve director, to Rai 2 in which he declared, “We will not sign anybody in January. We are currently achieving our objectives in the Champions League, where we have a hard group.”
While the Bianconeri appear to rule out moving for Can to join them this January, Marotta specifically doesn’t rule out opening talks with the midfielder once the Germany international passes the December 31st deadline.
Currently sitting second in Serie A and their Champions League group, Juventus are once more on course for silverware. Napoli and Internazionale are determined to make their domestic tasks harder and there is a school of thought in Turin that Can’s arrival will only make Juventus stronger.
The key voice in this, Max Allegri, has yet to be heard and he may yet persuade the club’s directors that signing Can is a vital component of any future success.
Liverpool fans meanwhile, face the demoralising prospect of watching one of the club’s most consistent performers this season walking away for free, just as he begins to reach the prime of his career.