Jurgen Klopp Has No Interest in Selling Reds Midfielder Despite Rumours of Juventus Deal
Jurgen Klopp has told the Liverpool Echo that he has no intention of letting Emre Can leave this summer, despite interest from Juventus.
The Liverpool boss also revealed that there had been positive talks over a new contract for the German international:
“You can imagine we're involved in talks and we all feel good and confident in this moment,” said Klopp.
“That means they're not the worst talks but until anything is done or signed there's nothing to say."
The German midfielder's future has been the subject of speculation with Juventus heavily linked with him. Can entered the final year of his contact at the start of this month and talks over a new deal had been proving problematic with Juventus voicing their interest in the midfielder.
However, Klopp maintains that he values Can very highly and that he believes that the 23-year-old will soon sign a new deal:
“Emre is a very important player for us. We don't want to sell or lose players who are in our first line up or close to it," claimed Klopp.
“Emre is certainly one of them. We want to keep him and we're having good talks.”
Can only returned to Liverpool's training ground this weekend, after being given an extended break following his successful Confederations Cup campaign with Germany.
Can will meet up with his team-mates in the coming days as they also return to Merseyside with a trophy, the Premier League Asia trophy, before flying out to Germany to face Hertha Berlin and Bayern Munich:
“Emre will be training with the group who are at Melwood this weekend,” Klopp added.
“After testing on Saturday, he'll have one or two sessions on Sunday."
“All the boys will be back in on Tuesday. We'll train twice then and Emre will be back with the squad for that."
“It will good to see him. He will be 100% involved.”
Clearly it seems as though, unless Liverpool receive an offer they can't refuse, Can will be playing at Anfield again this season, if Klopp has his way.