Claudio Marchisio confirmed to Sky Italy that he has turned down a move to Jiangsu Suning because the Chinese club is owned by the same group as Juventus’ fierce rivals Inter Milan. Marchisio made almost 400 appearances whilst wearing the black and white stripes of the Turin-based side and won seven Serie A titles.
The 33-year-old midfielder, nicknamed “Il Principino” by Juventus’ fans, is a free agent after leaving Russian side Zenit St Petersburg at the end of last season. When questioned about his next move, Marchisio stated:
“Japan or Arabia? We will need to see what the future holds. I couldn’t wear any other shirt in Italy after Juventus, so I can say that I will only be considering offers from abroad.”