United alerted to Serbian star's availability - reports

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Juventus sporting director Giuseppe Marotta has denied that Milos Krasic is unhappy at the club and wants to leave, amid reported interest from Manchester United.

Skysports.com reports how the 27-year-old midfielder has fallen out of favour in Turin having featured primarily from the bench so far this campaign.

The Serbian star is alleged to have asked his agent to find him a new club, after speculation suggested Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson is interested in taking him to Old Trafford.

However, Marotta insists there has been no discussions between the club and Krasic's representatives about the possibility of a transfer, and says that the relationship between the two parties remains strong.

"We've spoken with Milos and there has never been any hint of him being unsettled, so I deny that there's an issue," he told the club's official website.

"At the moment he's not finding a place in the team but only because there are team-mates who are in better form. There are no problems with him, just as there aren't with other players.

"When the transfer window opens, we're willing to listen to any cases of unrest, but as it stands no-one's come forward and asked to leave."

Manchester United have been linked with a host of attacking midfielders since the summer retirement of long-term servant Paul Scholes, but so far the reigning Barclays Premier League champions have been happy to hand opportunities to a number of the club's youngsters.

Having said that, if Krasic's availability becomes concrete, then it wouldn't be a surprise to see him head to Old Trafford.

"I haven't spoken to the lad's agent," Marotta added. 'Of course what he's said has been strong."

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