Man United Launch £26m Bid for Juventus Midfielder Claudio Marchisio

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Old Trafford side set to make big money offer for Italian international.

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Man United are said to be set to launch a big money bid for Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio according to Italian source Correre dello Sport.

David Moyes seems keen to bring in a fresh central midfield option and having seemingly failed in his efforts to bring in Thiago Alcantara and then Cesc Fabregas the Scot has now turned to Italian international Marchisio and is set to offer €30m (£26.2m) for the 27 year old but one wonders if Antonio Conte will entertain any offers for such a pivotal figure in his squad.

Marchisio made 36 starts in all competitions last term and was a key performer in Juventus’s back to back Serie A title triumphs and as such would presumably not be a player made available for sale this summer.

The box to box performer is an excellent distributor of the ball and has a tendency to be on hand to score regularly and often nets crucial goals, racking up 22 goals in the past three seasons and could be seen by Moyes as an ideal replacement for Paul Scholes, who has of course retired for a second time.

Conte has invested well to boost his attack, bringing in Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente and will surely see Marchisio as one of the most adept players to help link midfield and attack in his side next term.

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