Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio insists he would be happy to spend his entire career with the club.
The 24-year-old, who came up through the youth ranks at Juve, has established himself as a first-team regular at the Serie A club following a loan spell at Empoli three seasons ago.
Marchisio insists there is 'no problem' regarding a contract extension with the Bianconeri and maintains he does not intend to depart the Turin outfit.
He told Sky Italia: "My future? I'm ready to stay at Juventus for life, as I have always said, but there will be time to talk about my (contract's) renewal, there is no problem."
When asked about contenders for the Ballon d'Or award, Italy international Marchisio suggested Barcelona ace Lionel Messi, but indicated compatriot and Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli as a possible challenger in the future.
"For this year's (competition) I would vote for Messi, although in the World Cup with Argentina he didn't go well," said Marchisio.
"In the future I hope Balotelli will win. He has the qualities to join the list, if he puts some things straight, he's a phenomenon."