Marchisio is back on the Red Devils’ radar.
Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio is once again a target for Manchester United as the Premier League champions prepare a €30m bid for the Italian, reports Corriere Dello Sport.
Recently retired manager Sir Alex Ferguson was a huge admirer of the 27-year-old and seems to have passed that desire to land the Juve star to successor David Moyes.
Since taking over the reigns at Old Trafford the 50-year-old has been scuppered in his attempts to find new midfielders, with the continued pursuit of Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas apparently going nowhere.
As yet Moyes has managed to make just one signing in the shape of South American youngster Guillermo Varela and with stalwart Paul Scholes having also retired this summer, midfield recruitment is the priority.
Marchisio is a highly regarded player in Italy, dominating the centre of the field for La Bianconeri and equally as adept in defensive midfield as a No.10 behind the striker.
At 27 the Italian is supposedly coming into the prime years of his career, but is yet to play outside of his home country having progressed through Juve’s youth ranks.
The midfielder broke into the first team in 2005 and has since gone onto make 212 appearances for the ‘Old Lady’, which has included winning two Serie A titles and the Supercoppa Italia.
Marchisio has also earned 39 caps for Italy to date, which included playing every match up to their Euro 2012 final defeat to Spain, as well as being part of the squad that finished third at the recent Confederations Cup.
The Juve star is extremely committed to the club and the city of Turin, so it could prove difficult for United to tempt the midfielder away.