Manchester United fail in moves for Juventus stars

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Manchester United have reportedly made fruitless attempts to prise Claudio Marchisio and Arturo Vidal away from Juventus as the club strive desperately to reinforce their midfield before the transfer deadline.

The Premier League champions have suffered greatly in their quest for an esteemed creative acquisition and, according to, can count Marchisio and Vidal on a growing list of summer transfer failures.

Manchester United, it is claimed, have made discreet approaches for the midfield duo, but their hopes of bringing either player to Old Trafford have be dashed by the Italian champions.

Marchisio scored six times and contributed three assists as Juventus defended their Serie A crown last term, while Vidal has flourished since his transfer from Bayer Leverkusen to Turin two years ago.

The failure to land either Marchisio or Vidal adds to the growing frustration for Manchester United in the transfer market, with David Moyes seemingly finally set to give up his pursuit of top target Cesc Fabregas.

Manchester United have failed in three bids for the former Arsenal captain, and had been prepared to break the record transfer fee they paid to sign Dimitar Berbatov from Tottenham in the summer of 2008.

With Barcelona reluctant to sell Fabregas, the 26-year-old appeared to deliver a decisive blow to the Old Trafford club when he claimed on Thursday that he has no intention of leaving the Camp Nou.

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