Another transfer blow for Man United as Juve target plans to stay put

Juventus man Claudio Marchisio isn't worried by the alleged arrival of Fredy Guarin and will honour his contract despite Manchester United's interest.

Manchester United's chances of luring Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio look slim despite the possible arrival in Turin of Inter star Fredy Guarin.

Inter and Juventus are close to agreeing to exchange Mirko Vucinic and Fredy Guarin - a move that many believe is preparing the Bianconeri for the departure of one of their other midfield stars, either Paul Pogba or Marchisio.

But Italian international Marchisio doesn't appear to be fazed by the possibility of fighting Guarin for a spot in the starting 11 and insists he will honour his contract which expires in June 2016.

The 28-year-old's commitment to the Old Lady is a further disappointment for Manchester United who are struggling to find willing recruits.

"Every summer things get talked about but I'm happy about that as I have a long contract at Juventus and I intend to honour it," Marchisio told Rai Sport.

"Our 12 wins in a row show that this Juventus team is having an excellent season. Roma have the same number of points that we had this time last season and have also hit a good rhythm."

Juventus face Roma at the Stadio Olimpico this evening in the Coppa Italia - a competition that isn't always taken completely seriously.

"It will be a great game," Marchisio enthused. "Roma are a great team with quality players and even beyond Francesco Totti they have players you need to keep an eye on.

"We really want the Coppa Italia trophy that we have been missing during two years of victories."

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