£17m Chelsea target wants Juventus stay

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Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio, a reported summer transfer window target for new Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, has outlined his intention to stay in Turin and says he has no interest in leaving the club.

Marchisio is reported to have been identified by Mourinho as one of his first potential acquisitions when he is finally confirmed as the next Chelsea boss, which is set to happen before the end of the week.

According to the Daily Express, Chelsea are willing to offer £17 million in the hope of bringing Marchisio to Stamford Bridge, as the Portuguese looks to revolutionise the Blues when he returns to west London.

Marchisio, however, has no interest in making the move to Chelsea before August's transfer deadline, and the 27-year-old Italy international insists his future remains as a Juventus player.

"I want to stay at Juventus. I want to keep fighting for silverware and win things with the club where I grew up," Marchisio told Tuttosport.

Marchisio is not the only Italian midfielder reported to have captured the attention of Mourinho, with Daniele de Rossi of Roma also said to be a target for the Portuguese when he begins work at Chelsea.

Mourinho has also been credited with interest in former Real Madrid charges Sami Khedira and Fabio Coentrao, both of who were brought to the Santiago Bernabeu by the ex-Porto and Inter boss.

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