Real Madrid are making a shock move for Liverpool’s Bosman prospect Emre Can.
Can is expected to join Juventus at the end of this season, with confidence in Turin that a deal is already settled.
However, Don Balon says Real Madrid are jumping into the battle, with coach Zinedine Zidane driving the deal. The Frenchman has big concerns over the break up of his midfield and sees Can as a vital signing.
Doubts persist over the status of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Mateo Kovacic next season, leading Zidane to request Real president Florentino Perez enter the battle for Can’s signature.
Contact has now been made with agent Reza Fazeli, with Perez now threatening Juve’s plans for Can.