Former Juventus midfield star rejects offer from Rangers

Date published: Friday 6th September 2019 3:24 - Samuel Bannister

Rangers have missed out on the chance to sign former Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio, according to reports in Italy.

The transfer window may have shut, with Steven Gerrard’s side finally ending the Ryan Kent saga by agreeing a deal to sign him on a permanent basis from Liverpool, but clubs are still able to register free agents.

According to Gazzetta Dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira, Rangers have recently made an offer to Marchisio, who is without a club having left Zenit St Petersburg after just one season – only the second permanent club of his career after a lengthy stint at hometown team Juventus.

However, Schira confirms that Marchisio has rejected the offer from the Scottish giants.

The Italian midfielder, 33, has been linked with Monaco, but had he ended up in Glasgow instead, it would have been quite the coup for Gerrard’s side.

Marchisio was not the only high-profile player Rangers were linked with this summer, with Gerrard having to deny reports that they had tried to sign Manchester City starlet Phil Foden.

 

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