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Juventus legend Claudio Marchisio turns down Rangers approach

Claudio Marchisio

The 33-year-old is a free agent after leaving Zenit St Petersburg over the summer.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport (opens in new tab) journalist Nicolo Schira (opens in new tab), he was approached by the Ibrox club but rejected their advances.

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Marchisio left Juventus (opens in new tab) after 13 years in Turin last summer, making more than 300 appearances for the Italian giants.

However, he was released midway through his two-year deal in Russia after featuring just 15 times for the club an in injury-hit campaign.  

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.