Claudio Marchisio
Claudio Marchisio [Reuters]

Manchester United and Arsenal have suffered a blow in signing Claudio Marchisio in January after midfielder admitted that he is happy at Juventus.

The 27-year-old was linked with a move to England with the Premier League champions and the Gunners were believed to be interested in his services. The Italian international has started only one Champions League game in the group stages while making 11 appearances in the Serie A this season.

Marchisio was reportedly a transfer target for David Moyes in the summer. The midfielder admitted that recent rumours linking him with a move away from the Italian champions have become a matter of worry for him.

"No one has ever personally come knocking at my door to take me away from Turin. But every year, and especially in the summer, there are rumours concerning me," Marchisio told JTV, Juventus's official television channel.

"But, in addition to this season, I have two more years on my contract with Juventus. I hope to play for as long as possible at this club, it is not my intention to change clubs."

With Marchisio's latest comments, Moyes and Arsene Wenger will be forced to look elsewhere in the winter transfer window as United and Arsenal look to strengthen their midfield.

Antonio Conte saw his men crash out of the Champions League after suffering a 1-0 defeat to Galatasaray in the final group stage fixture. The defeat has seen them finish third in the group table, leaving them to feature in the Europa League.

The Italian international expressed his disappointment after his side's failure to progress to the knockout stages of the Europe's most elite club competition. Marchisio has now set his eyes on winning the Europa League with the Italian champions.

"We were really disappointed to go out of the Champions League, but unfortunately that was the way it went. Now we know that we have to at least have a go at winning the Europa League, even if we know that will not be easy," the midfielder said.

"We want to have the possibility of winning the trophy in our stadium, but we saw in the group stages of the two European competitions that there are some very important teams," he added.