Manchester United enter race for PSG midfielder Marco Verratti

As per a report from Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb this evening, Premier League giants Manchester United are the latest club to have contacted Paris Saint-Germain over a possible bid for Marco Verratti.

In-demand

Verratti, a 24-year-old Italian international midfielder, has been heavily linked with an exit from the Parc des Princes this summer, with Spanish giants Barcelona the most likely destination.

However, to this point, Ernesto Valverde’s side have been unable to come to an agreement with PSG over a fee for Verratti, with the French club repeatedly stating that their star midfielder is not for sale at any price.

Despite the insistence on the part of the capital side, though, multiple reports last week claimed that PSG could in fact part ways with Verratti, but only for an offer of 100 million Euro plus.

Unai Emery and co. were reportedly angered by the actions of the former Pescara star and his agent in actively seeking a transfer, leading to a slight change in their stance regarding a sale.

New suitor

And, as per the aforementioned report from Tuttomercatoweb, English top-flight side Manchester United have enquired as to the classy midfielder’s availability, with club scout Jose Mayorga initiating the talks.

Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho is known to be in the market for a deep-lying midfielder, while the Portuguese tactician has long viewed Verratti as a ‘dream’ signing.

United are also mentioned as ‘one of the few teams in the world that can meet PSG’s demands’ for the Blaugrana target, though it remains to be seen whether the club would be willing to splash out 100 million Euro plus on Verratti.

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