Juventus play down Pogba & Marchisio exit talk amid Manchester United links

The Italian champions insist that both midfielders are happy in Turin and that they do not want to sell, despite speculation linking them with a move to the Premier League
Juventus director general Giuseppe Marotta has played down talk of stars Paul Pogba and Claudio Marchisio leaving the club, after reported interest from Manchester United.

Manager David Moyes was in Italy to watch the champions face Cagliari on Sunday, with the Scot understood to be keen to see Marchisio in action.

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However, Marotta insists that the 27-year-old is happy at the club, despite losing his regular place in the side due to the emergence of Pogba.

"There are no problems with Marchisio. He came from the Juventus academy, he loves this shirt, it's normal he can play few games in some moments of the season," he told Radio Rai.

"Conte built a great team, we want to succeed also on international stage. I hope Conte will become for Juventus what Ferguson was for United or Wenger is for Arsenal".

United have also been linked with a move for former midfielder Pogba, with Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain also reportedly interested in the France international, but Marotta says the club are not looking to sell.

"Juventus in its history has always bought many and sold few, when talking about champions," he added.

"From our point of view, we do not want to sell Pogba and so far we have closed the door to any possible buyer.

"Our aim is to consolidate the group. We do not want to sell him, but certain assessments must be made later."