Juventus star rejects interest from Manchester United & Arsenal

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Juventus star Claudio Marchisio has dismissed reports linking him with Arsenal and Manchester United, saying he wishes to stay in Turin for the foreseeable future.

The £25m-rated midfielder has been linked with an exit in the summer after falling behind Paul Pogba and Arturo Vidal in the centre of midfield.

Both Arsenal and Manchester United were reported to be interested in midfield and were buoyed by the fact that Juventus crashed out of the Champions League in the group stage.

The Serie A leaders are expected to lose about £17m from the exit and were keen to fill the unexpected gap in their finances.

But Marchisio says he has no intention of leaving Juventus Stadium anytime soon and is keen to remain at the club.

"No one has ever personally come knocking at my door to take me away from Turin," he told JTV. "But every year, and especially in the summer, there are rumours concerning me.

"But, in addition to this season, I have two more years on my contract with Juventus. I hope to play for as long as possible at this club, it is not my intention to change clubs."

Arsene Wenger is keen to bolster his options in midfield in a bid to maintain Arsenal's fine start to the season while the midfield at Old Trafford seems in serious need of strengthening.

David Moyes was boosted by the return of Darren Fletcher last week but concerns remain over the form and fitness of the Scottish international as well as summer signing Marouane Fellaini, who is struggling with a wrist injury.

But after Marchiso's latest omission, it seems the Gunners and the Red Devils will have to look elsewhere.

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