Emre Can looks increasingly more likely to leave Juventus in the January transfer window after being overlooked once again by Maurizio Sarri, who left the German on the bench for the 3-1 victory over Udinese.
The former Liverpool man’s future in Turin had already looked bleak after Sarri made the decision not to include him in the club’s Champions League squad, sparking frustration from a man who had allegedly been given assurances over his role in the team.
It is understood that the Italian coach’s ‘Sarriball’ methods are lost on Can, who has struggled to understand the tactical concepts put forward by the former Chelsea boss. As such, it is likely that Juve will soon find themselves dealing with a transfer request.
A potential move to PSG could well be off the table following Idrissa Gueye and Ander Herrera’s summer arrivals, although links to Manchester United and other top clubs suggest there will be interest in January.
Indeed, Can could leave on an initial loan deal with an option to buy in the summer, even if Juve would prefer to hold on to the wantaway midfielder until the end of the season.
Can has made no secret of his desire to play regular first-team football, however, and agitating for a winter switch would likely see the Bianconeri buckle as they look to maintain focus amid Serie A and Champions League campaigns.