Man Utd To Target €100m PSG Star?

Former FIFA-accredited agent claims to have the scoop.

Marco Verratti
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Former FIFA-accredited agent Vincent Rodriguez has tweeted that Man Utd have opened talks with PSG over a move for Italian central midfielder Marco Verratti.

TEAMtalk picked up on the story and claimed it could take up to €100 million (approx £87 million) to lure the player from the French champions. Notably, Juventus are also said to be interested in the 25-year old, and it could be tempting for him to play in his home nation's top division for the first time.

Verratti joined PSG from then-Serie B champions Pescara in 2012, and a move to Juve may prove too inviting to pass up.

At the same time, the prospect of signing on at Old Trafford and playing under José Mourinho is quite the carrot to dangle in front of Verratti. Whatever the case, it seems he's destined to depart Paris before the transfer window slams shut later this summer.

It's worth noting that Rodriguez was wrong last year when he reported that Man Utd were about to sign Atlético Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann. Nonetheless, Verratti's great form in 22 league appearances for PSG last season are sure to have caught the eye of some heavy-hitters across Europe.

This is one rumour worth keeping an eye on for United fans.

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