Juventus confirm Liverpool bid for star midfielder

Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed that Liverpool made an offer to sign star midfielder Claudio Marchisio, according to reports from the Independent.

Marchisio was previously linked with a move to the Premier League in the summer, but it was Arsenal that was thought to be keen on the Juve man.

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New Reds manager Jurgen Klopp is a huge fan of the Italy international, with reports suggesting the Merseyside club will look to bring him to Anfield this January.

However, the Serie A side have come to fend off any interest in the 29-year-old, with Marotta claiming that Marchisio only recently signed a new contract and believes that he wants to finish his career in Turin.

“We get so many offers for our players, but we are used to buying not selling. Not only Liverpool, we have received several offers,” Marotta said for CalcioMercato.

“We have renewed with him, we focus strongly on Claudio and I believe that his first thought is [I will] finish my career here.”

Marchisio played an integral part in Juventus’ incredible campaign last term, in which the Old Lady won Serie A and the Coppa Italia but failed to beat Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League final.