Manchester United & Arsenal target hints at Lazio exit

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Manchester United, Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur have each been offered hope in their alleged pursuit of Federico Marchetti, after the Italian goalkeeper refused to pledge his long-term future to Lazio.

TalkSPORT reports how the 31-year-old has attracted glances from the Premier League following a series of impressive performances at Stadio Olimpico over the past few years.

The Red Devils are understood to have been monitoring Marchetti for quite some time, and could attempt to lure him to Old Trafford when the transfer window reopens this summer.

David De Gea has impressed as Manchester United's first-choice custodian this term, but with question marks over Anders Lindegaard's future, the Lazio star could come in as a back-up to the Spaniard.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has also been mooted as an admirer of Marchetti, as he looks to provide competition for current No.1 Wojciech Szczesny. Arsenal's need for a new goalkeeper will increase when Lukasz Fabianski departs the Emirates Stadium upon the expiry of his contract this June.

Meanwhile, Tottenham are watching the player's situation closely as they consider potential replacements for Hugo Lloris at White Hart Lane, as the France international continues to be linked with a move away from north London.

Manuel Pellegrini completes the quartet of Premier League managers keeping tabs on the Serie 'A' stopper, who insists that despite widespread speculation he will not think about a transfer until the end of the current campaign.

"Where is my future? My goal is to finish this season well, then we shall see," Marchetti told Sky Sport Italia. "Does it all depend on reaching Europe? Certainly we are talking about an important milestone for Lazio, a prestigious one.

"To achieve it or not does not change my options, but I do not think this concerns me. I am only thinking to finish well this year."

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