Paris Saint Germain midfielder Marco Verratti will not be joining Premier League club Chelsea FC or Spanish giants FC Barcelona in the summer transfer window, as per claimed by his agent.
During the pre-season Marco Verratti has been linked with a move to Chelsea as well as Barcelona. But French champions PSG have extended the player’s contract which will keep him at the club till 2021. However, that will not prevent both the European giants to get his signature on a contract.
Antonio Conte is reportedly also interested in bringing in his former Juventus colleague Leonardo Bonucci to Chelsea as John Terry will be on his way out of the club at the end of the season. It seems like Conte will be holding talks with senior Chelsea bosses over a double swoop for both Bonucci and Verratti.
FC Barcelona on the other hand will reportedly spend 84 million on four new players as the summer transfer window opens at the end of the season, one of those four players is likely to be midfielder Verratti.
A lot of other European giants have been closely monitoring the midfielder but the player’s agent Donato Di Campli recently stated that the player isn’t going anywhere and will be staying at Parc des Princes.
“Marco is happy in Paris, he has a contract until 2021 and he will definitely stay there,” Campli stated.
Chelsea boss Conte is supposedly eyeing a new midfielder as Fabregas seems to be on his way out of West London.
The player has also been receiving offers from Italy. And speculations suggested that Verratti might consider going back to his homeland and play for an Italian team but once again his agent shut down reports of him leaving for a Serie A team, claiming that if anyone is interested in the player then they better talk to the directors at PSG and not the player and his agent.
However, speaking with Tuttosport earlier Verratti claimed he would welcome a move back to Italy. The player stated: “I would like to, I can definitely see it. But it has to be a top team, whether that be in our country or in Spain.”
But he seems to be enjoying his time in Paris, as he later claimed he is happy with his role in the club. “At the moment, I am at PSG and I am happy with the role I have in my team,” Verratti added.
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