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According to Fanatik, Liverpool and Tottenham are interested in signing Juventus defender Merih Demiral.

The Turkish outlet also state that Leicester are keen on the centre-back, while Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are eyeing him too.

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Demiral is keen to leave Turin with the European Championships on the horizon.

The 22-year-old doesn’t feel he’s getting enough action under Andrea Pirlo, and is wary of missing out on the chance of appearing at EURO 2021.

Due to the Turkey international’s willingness to leave, Juventus have placed a €50 million (£45.2 million) price tag on his head.

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However, they will not enter negotiations with clubs proposing a loan move with an option to buy.

If you’re wondering what type of player Demiral is, then Turkish football expert Emre Sarigul made a good comparison in July 2019.

Speaking to Juventus’ official website, Sarigul compared the Kocaeli-born colossus to Manchester United icon Nemanja Vidic.

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Sarigul references Demiral’s physique, leadership qualities and technical ability as comparable traits to the former Serbia international.

The Juventus centre-back has made 19 appearances for his country, and is also a Serie A champion – he’s very accomplished for his age.

So far this season, he has made nine appearances for the Italian giants, competing with tough competition in Matthijs de Light, Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci.