Juventus have joined Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in the race for Turkish shot-stopper Ugurcan Cakir, according to reports.
The Reds have been monitoring glovemen since allowing Simon Mignolet to return to his native Belgium this summer, with the club deciding to bring in former West Ham star Adrian on a two-year deal.
Although the experienced Spanish keeper has reasonably impressed during his short time at Liverpool – where Adrian has been thrown in at the deep end due to the first-choice Alisson Becker being injured – the UEFA Champions League holders are still looking at more long-term variants for the future.
Turkish Football claimed that Liverpool went to scout Trabzonspor star Cakir as he put in a man of the match performance against Fenerbahce shortly before the international break.
Cakir’s entourage has confirmed that Liverpool, LOSC Lille and Schalke have shown an interest in Turkey international, while reports have also connected him with Celta Vigo – but now, a more powerful rival have entered the hunt to sign him.
According to the Turkish newspaper Gunes, the reigning Serie A champions Juventus are also interested in signing the 23-year-old, formulating a plan to land him next summer.
The report claims they are prepared to outmuscle their rivals by offering up to a staggering €30 million for the player, who only made his senior international debut this year after becoming Black Sea Storm’s number one in January.
In other news, Liverpool are set to step up their interest in RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner this campaign as the club plot a future signing, according to Football Insider.