LIVERPOOL: Liverpool defensive midfielder Emre Can has agreed to a five-year contract with Italian champions Juventus, according to reports in Italy on Monday.
The 24-year-old German international, who is sidelined with a back injury, will sign with the six-time Italian champions as early as this week, Gazzetta Dello Sport reported.
The midfielder can leave Liverpool on a free transfer at the end of the season, and Gazzetta reported that the German has already agreed on a deal worth six million euros ($7.5 million) per year.
French champions Paris Saint-Germain were also reported to be interested in signing Can who preferred a move to Italy with fellow Germans Sami Khedira and Benedikt Howedes already in Turin.
Can arrived in Liverpool in 2014 from Bayer Leverkusen, having previously won the Bundesliga title with Bayern Munich in 2013.