Date: 22nd August 2017 at 5:00pm
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Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio’s father has spoken out about speculation linking the Italian international with a move away from the Serie A champions.

The Corriere Della Sera, along with a number of other Italian newspapers, have linked the 31 year old with a move to Chelsea, while AC Milan have also been suggested as a potential destination. Speaking in an interview with Calciomercato.it (translated by Football-Italia.net), Stefano Marchisio says his son is keen to remain in Turin:

“I honestly know nothing about it. I don’t know where these rumours have come from. Until proven otherwise, two years ago we signed a five-year contract and there are still three in front of us.”

“For the rest you’d have to ask Juventus, but I spoke to them three days ago and they didn’t say anything to me about it, the stuff about Milan is rumours.”

The rumours are all the more surprising considering Marchisio started Juve’s first league game of the season in the 3-0 victory over Cagliari at the weekend. The arrival of Blaise Matuidi from Paris Saint-Germain has however increased competition in the middle of the park.

In addition to Marchisio and Matuidi, manager Max Allegri also has Miralem Pjanic and Sami Khedira at his disposal; both of which were first team regulars last season. The Bianconeri boss is also said to be keen on signing Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches on loan which may prompt the Italian into considering his future at the club.