Marchisio flattered by Manchester United links

The 27-year-old Juventus midfielder has refused to rule out a move abroad amid reported interest from the Premier League champions as David Moyes seeks to bolster his side's ranks
Claudio Marchisio has admitted he feels flattered by rumours linking him with a move to Manchester United this summer, but has stated that he intends to stay at Juventus for the foreseeable future.

A number of reports suggest the Premier League champions have earmarked Marchisio as a potential alternative to Cesc Fabregas, with David Moyes pursuing alternatives with the former Arsenal star set to stay at Barcelona.

And while the 27-year-old is pleased that his efforts at i Bianconeri are being recognised by other suitors, he insists his current wish is to try and win more trophies for the Serie A champions - although refused to totally rule out a move.

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"For the past seven years, my name has always come up when the transfer market was discussed," the midfielder told Tuttosport.

"Obviously, I will not deny that I feel flattered when I see my name being linked with other clubs, including some of the most important and biggest in the world.

"This is proof that I'm doing a good job and that others value what I do. It makes me proud that there are teams that rate me.

"However, I have not talked to anyone and there are no concrete offers. I spoke with Juventus and they told me I'm still wanted. My desire is to stay here and win more trophies.

"Then again, you never know what will happen in football. I would not be the first player to leave his boyhood club..."

Marchisio is contracted to Juventus until June 2016.