Claudio Marchisio will stay with Juventus for the next two years at the very least, and the midfielder is keen to extend his stay in Turin beyond the terms of his current deal with the Serie A champions. Marchisio has been linked with Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool, but the Italy international is firm in his desire to remain a Juventus player.
The 28-year-old has played a prominent role in ensuring Juventus have clinched the Italian league title for the past three seasons, with manager Antonio Conte having overseen all three of these triumphs. Conte’s presence at Juventus is a key reason for Marchisio to want to continue with the club, and the latter is ready to talk to Juventus bosses about signing a new deal.
“[His future] will certainly be black and white, at least for the two remaining years of his contract,” Marchisio’s father, who is also his agent, said according to Italian newspaper TuttoSport.
“Marchisio is happy to wear black and white and Conte staying as coach is cause for joy. If it were up to him, he would sign with his eyes closed. A contract has not yet been addressed addressed because, as I said, there's plenty of time to do it.
“Now [sporting director] Beppe Marotta is no doubt busy with much more pressing problems. When you want, call us and we'll discuss it. We're available."
Marchisio’s commitment looks set to spell the end of the interest from the Premier League, with Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool all having been credited with approaches to sign the player.
It was claimed during the season that representatives from all three clubs had been in touch with Marchisio’s agent regarding a proposed transfer, while Manchester United were reported to be planning a £20 million bid while David Moyes was still at the Old Trafford helm.
The acquisition of a central midfielder remains a priority for the club following the appointment of Louis van Gaal, although their focus would now appear to be on other targets. Arsenal and Liverpool have also been linked with a number of midfield targets, as Arsene Wenger and Brendan Rodgers look to reinforce their respective squads during the summer transfer window.