Marchisio flattered by Manchester United links

The midfielder has refused to rule out a move abroad amid reported interest from the English champions
Claudio Marchisio has admitted that 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 recent reports suggested that the Premier League champions had earmarked Marchisio as a potential alternative to Cesc Fabregas, who appears set to stay at Barcelona this summer, and the Italy international has refused to rule out a move abroad.

"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, 27, has a contract with Juventus until June 2016.