Liverpool central midfielder Emre Can faces an undetermined future as he enters the final few months on his contract.
The powerful midfielder of Turkish origin will be a free agent at the end of the campaign unless he signs the contract renewal.
Emre has been closely connected with a move to Italian giants Juventus who have made it clear they want Germany international but The Old Lady have been growing frustrated as he has said no to make a final decision.
Barcelona-based Don Balon meanwhile, reports that UCL giants Real Madrid have become the serious contender in the hunt for the 24-year-old.
Real Madrid owner Florentino Perez has given the green light for a deal for Emre to be struck. The source adds, Perez is keen on rebuilding his midfield and Emre Can could be the first signing of the new era at the club.
By now, the Germany international is out injured since suffering a back trauma in the 4-0 victory over Watford before the international duty.
Can was at first expected to miss the rest of the campaign but could return earlier than the Champions League final – if The Reds make it that far.