Juventus made an offer during the summer transfer window for Liverpool midfielder Emre Can, says the Italian club’s CEO Beppe Marotta.
The Germany international was heavily linked with a move to the Serie A giants over the summer but no transfer materialised.
And Marotta has revealed a bid was made for Can – whose contract expires at the end of this season – but suspects the Reds would be against selling him in January.
“We don’t think we are going to make an big signing in January,” Marotta told Premium Sport.
“Our team is absolutely competitive and we have some very interesting midfielders like Bentancur who has already showed his qualities. We have faith in this team and in these lads. As for Emre Can I don’t think Liverpool will sell him in January.
“We made an offer for him in the summer but the Reds didn’t sell him so I don’t think they’ll change their mind in the middle of the season.
“Allegri was right to bench Higuain because he has motivated him. Everyone can struggle during the season, it’s normal but El Pipita has already brought us many wins and we think he will overcome this negative period.
“He has something more than his teammates and we believe in him.”