Italian international used to being linked with exit every summer.
Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio has dismissed speculation linking him with an exit this summer, instead revealing he wants to end his career in Turin.
The 27-year-old has grown into an integral part of coach Antonio Conte’s side, forming part of the midfield trio alongside Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal.
However, speculation continues to link him with a departure this summer, with Manchester United said to be interested in acquiring his services as they continue to suffer setbacks in their pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas.
While Marchisio revealed he did hold talks with director Beppe Marotta to clarify his future, he intends on staying in Turin for the remainder of his career and has grown used to rumours suggesting he will leave every transfer window.
“I spoke with Marotta because it was right to analyse the situation. I wanted to clarify everything with the club,” he is quoted as saying by La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“Nevertheless, there is a special connection between me and the club as I grew up here. I have respect for the Juventus shirt that I have loved since I was a child.
While seemingly ruling out a move to England, Marchisio then addressed the fact that he is consistently linked with a move away every summer.
With Juve hoping to make an impression in Europe this season following the signings of Fernando Llorente and Carlos Tevez, Marchisio is clearly determined to see out his playing days in Turin.
However, he is also aware of the nature of football and that things can change quickly, nevertheless he sees his future in Turin.
“Every summer we always talk about the possibility that I might leave. I’m certainly flattered that big clubs are linked with my name. My dream is to finish my career at Juve though, but I know in football you never know. However, I would not want to leave the team I grew up in,” he concluded.
Marchisio’s comments will be a blow to David Moyes if the speculation is true, as he continues his search to bring in midfield reinforcements ahead of the new campaign.