Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has long been regarded as a potential target for Juventus and, Allegri has spoken about his admiration for the “talented” German ahead of a potential move.

The former Bayer Leverkusen man has entered the final six months of his contract at Liverpool and can open discussions with other clubs over a free transfer at the end of the season.

“We’re all aware of Emre Can’s qualities,” Allegri told reporters at a news conference ahead of Saturday’s trip to Cagliari.

“He is a young, talented player who forms a part of an extraordinary midfield for Germany. However, I’m not going to talk about the transfer market.”

However, Sky Italy understand Can has agreed terms in principle with Juventus after holding advanced talks on Thursday.

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