Goretzka's current deal is set to expire at the end of the season and he is expected to take on a new challenge by joining a new club. Because if Juventus get their way, they'll be signing both players to pre-contracts in January and bringing them both to Italy next summer on free transfers.
Marotta revealed to Sky Sports Italia: (via Juvefc) "We have no deep problems, but we have to look ahead, knowing we need to be competitive and seize any opportunities that the market offers us".
The prospect of Can signing a new contract with the Reds becomes less likely with each passing day, though Juve may face competition from Borussia Dortmund for the midfielder's services at the end of the season.
The 22-year-old will be able leave the Royal Blues for nothing on June 30 but Schalke's sporting director Christian Heidel told Monday's edition of German football magazine kicker that he could stay with the club he joined from Bochum in 2013.
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It's going to be a new experience, it's going to be a great experience. A couple of the fairways are looking better than the last few years.
"It's not easy, and when you have to sign a player for Juventus. The will of the players will be decisive".
For Can, nearly all the talk over the past year has been about a potential move to Juventus, though recently the German press have suggested that Borussia Dortmund are interested in bringing him back to the Bundesliga.