Liverpool had summer transfer bid rejected for Juventus' Claudio Marchisio

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Juventus chief executive Giuseppe Moratta has confirmed Liverpool made an offer for Italian Claudio Marchisio in the summer.

However, it has emerged that Marchisio was never interested in a move to Merseyside and has stood by his desire to finish his career with the Old Lady.

The revelation comes after Moratta discussed the rumour with Premium Sport, as per Sky Sports, in a post-match interview following Juventus' 0-0 draw with Inter Milan.


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"Our focus is strong and I think Claudio's first thought is to finish his career here," he said.

The 29-year-old Marchisio is a product of the Juventus academy and since making his debut for the club nine years ago has amassed more than 300 appearances for the Turin based outfit. 

Marchisio has been with Juventus since their relegation to Serie B after allegations of match fixing in 2005. That season, Marchisio broke into the first team and went on to make 24 appearances for the club.

The combative Italian has won four Serie A titles since then, all of which back-to-back, and was also part of Juventus' unbeaten title-winning season in 2011/12.

The Italy international has won most honours with Juventus, but failed to add a Champions League medal to his collection last season when they were beaten by Barcelona in the final.

During the aforementioned interview, Moratta said Liverpool weren't the only outfit vying for Marchisio's signature, stating: "Not only Liverpool, we received several offers."

It's no wonder Europe's elite are after the Juventus vice-captain, with the Italian boasting a wealth of experience at both club and international level, having made 52 appearances for Italy since 2009.

It would seem, though, that such offers will fail to interest Marchisio, as the versatile midfielder signed a five-year contract extension in July, keeping him at his hometown club until the 2019/20 season.

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