Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio has refused to rule out a move to Manchester United amid reports linking him to the Premier League champions, the Metro understands.
The Italy international has been earmarked by David Moyes as an alternative option to first-choice transfer target Cesc Fabregas, should a move for the former Arsenal captain fail to materialise.
The 27 year old has three years remaining on his contract with the Serie A champions, and has stated that he is happy with life in Turin, though the pull of Manchester United may prove too strong.
Meanwhile, United’s hopes of signing Luka Modric have been dealt a blow after Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti confirmed that the midfielder will be remaining at the Bernabeu.
The 27 year old, who only moved to Spain last summer, made thirty-three appearances in La Liga last season, and scored an incredible equaliser for Real in the Champions League last sixteen second leg victory at Old Trafford.
Arsenal had reportedly entered the race to sign the Croatia international, with his former club Tottenham Hotspur were reportedly interested in involving him in a swap deal that would see Gareth Bale move in the opposite direction, though his new manager has reiterated his importance to the Spanish club.
Manchester United are lining up a £25m bid for Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric, the Metro understands.
The Premier League champions are ready to revive their interest in the former Tottenham Hotspur man as they struggle to land their primary transfer targets.
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Manchester United have opened talks with Barcelona regarding the potential purchase of midfielder Cesc Fabregas.
The Spanish international’s former club Arsenal have first refusal on the player should he become for transfer, though United sources are reportedly confident that will not be an issue.
Manchester United will face rivals Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley for the second time in three seasons, if they get past Chelsea in their quarter final replay.
Sir Alex Fergusons men were two-nil up with just eleven minutes played in yesterday afternoon’s match against the holders, after goals from Javier Hernandez and Wayne Rooney, though Eden Hazard and Ramires pulled the Blues level in the second half.