Report: Arsenal and Liverpool keeping tabs on tireless midfielder's contract situation
According to talkSport, Premier League rivals Arsenal and Liverpool will both make an approach for Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio this summer, if the Italian international is unable to find a solution to his current contract situation in Turin.
With the Champions League runners-up set to offload at least one midfielder in the coming months, and despite being the club’s vice captain, the lack of security provided in his current deal could soon see him leave Serie A. The 29-year-old has been courted by various top English sides, according to his father, and therefore a move is not out of the question.
Stefano Marchisio, his father and agent, told Calciomercato: “The truth is, apart from some former Juventus players, I haven’t met with anyone, I’m waiting for a call from the management.”
“The ball is in the Old Lady’s court, I don’t think they’d let a player like him go. If we don’t find an agreement, we’ll look around. I’ve received many calls from top clubs in the Premier League and the Bundesliga.”
Arsenal and Liverpool could see this as the perfect opportunity to swoop in for the midfield work-horse, who has made over 300 appearances for his boyhood club. Having made 47 appearances this term in Juventus’ league and cup double midfield, he would represent some coup if successfully signed by either the London or Merseyside outfit.
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