NEWS
Thursday March 5 2015
Marchisio 'wanted in Premier League'

Claudio Marchisio’s agent insists Juventus have not offered him a new contract and he is “wanted by top Premier League clubs.”

The midfielder’s current deal only runs to June 2016 and there were reports today that renewal talks were at an advanced stage.

“I read that Claudio was close to signing. I can confirm that is not true,” his agent and father Stefano Marchisio told Calciomercato.it.

“In my view, the club has other priorities and therefore hasn’t even considered Claudio’s situation, as he has a contract until 2016.

“I think we’ll discuss it around March-April time, but all we can do is wait, as it’s in the hands of Juventus.

“Has there been other contact? I did receive a few phone calls, above all from top Premier League clubs. Of course we can only be flattered and this underlines Claudio’s excellent season so far.

“Obviously, his preference remains the ‘Old Lady.’ He was born and raised at Juventus, so if things go normally, negotiations for a renewal should be simple.
“Having said that, it takes two to form a marriage...”

This would not be the first time Marchisio has been linked with the Premier League, as the 29-year-old is regularly of interest to Manchester United.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is also known to appreciate his versatility, as he can play any role in midfield.