Marchisio to remain in Turin despite interest from Old Trafford,
Juventus general director Beppe Marotta has ruled out selling Manchester United target Claudio Marchisio this summer.
The Italian is currently on international duty at the Confederations Cup but hinted earlier this week that he could leave his boyhood club, with Old Trafford a possible destination.
New United boss David Moyes is keen to strengthen his midfield this summer following the retirement of Red Devils legend Paul Scholes.
But Marotta has insisted the 27-year-old will not be leaving Turin and says the player must honour the contract extension he signed in 2012.
“We definitely will not sell Marchisio. And the contract renewal which he signed in 2012 is clear sign that Marchisio will be an important piece of the future of Juventus,” Marotta told Gazzetta dello Sport.
Marchisio hinted earlier in the week that he was open to a move away from the Scudetto winners and wanted to hold talks with the club on his return from Brazil.
“I will have to talk to Juventus. I want to see if I’m still important for them. If not, then it is only normal for me to look at other teams. It has been said that my intentions are decisive, but it takes two to tango,” he told Football Italia.
Juventus reportedly valed Marchisio at around €30m.