Juventus star Marchisio tells Moyes: “I’d be proud”

Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio has appeared to issue something of a come-and-get-me plea to Man United, reports The Mirror.

The 27-year-old has opened the door to a move to Old Trafford, admitting he would be proud if the Red Devils were interested in taking him on, also citing newly promoted French outfit Monaco as another destination he would be happy to consider.

Incoming manager David Moyes has a midfielder high on his priorities when he finally arrives at Old Trafford, with Paul Scholes having retired with Sir Alex Ferguson and the future of illness-hit Darren Fletcher continuing to remain in doubt.

Marchisio has been told he may be allowed to leave Turin for around £24m, and said: “I’ve heard that I might not be so valuable to Juve any more. I’ve not been told anything by the club or received any offers and I need to speak to Juve to see if I am still an important player for them.

“If that’s not the case, it will be normal to look at other teams. It is not only down to me – it has to be the club as well. So far, I do not know but if I get offers from Manchester United, or Monaco, I would be very proud.

“We will discover the truth after the Confederations Cup.”

Marchisio, who has won 34 caps for his native Italy thus far, has made 174 appearances for the Old Lady, his hometown club.

In the 2007-08 season he played one year on loan at Empoli, bbut failed to find the net before returning to Juventus.

He made his debut for Italy in 2009, having represented the club at U-21 level previously.

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