Marchisio targets Juventus stay amid Manchester United links

The midfielder has dismissed suggestions that he could be on his way out of the Bianconeri and is eagerly anticipating the Coppa Italia game against Roma

Claudio Marchisio says he has no intention of leaving Juventus this winter amid interest from Manchester United, insisting that he intends to honour his contract with the Serie A champions.

United manager David Moyes travelled to Italy earlier this month to see the 28-year-old in action in Juventus' Serie A win over Cagliari, and the expected arrival of Fredy Guarin from Inter has further fuelled speculation about Marchisio's future.

However, the midfielder has stressed that he will not get distracted by the rumours as he sees his long-term future in Turin.

"Every transfer window things get talked about, but I'm happy about it as I have a long contract at Juventus and I intend to honour it," Marchisio told Rai Sport.

The Italy international then looked ahead to Juventus' Coppa Italia quarter-final clash against Roma and believes his side will need to be at the top of their game to progress.

"Our 12 wins in a row show that this Juventus team are having an excellent season, but Roma have the same number of points that we had this time last season and have also hit a good rhythm," he continued.

"It will be a great game. Roma are a great team with quality players and, even beyond Francesco Totti, they have players you need to keep an eye on.

"We really want the Coppa Italia trophy that we have been missing during two years of victories."

Juve have not won the domestic cup since 1995.