Italy star Verratti speaks about his PSG future

Date published: Friday 11th November 2016 9:32

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Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti has cooled transfer speculation and claimed he is “very happy” in France.

Verratti, who has been linked with Chelsea and Manchester United, is loving life in the French capital and says he has no intentions to move on despite suggestions to the contrary by his agent last month.

Verratti’s agent claimed his client could “evaluate his position” after becoming a victim in the French press.

“Verratti wants to win at PSG,” Donati Di Campli told Rai Sport.

“However, if these attacks from the French media continue then Marco will evaluate his position and will probably leave Paris.”

The Italian international appeared to be involved in a fiery exchange with manager Unai Emery after being substituted early in the 0-0 draw against Marseille in October, but Di Campli spoke of his disgust at the subsequent reports in the press.

Now though Verratti, who is set for his 19th cap against Liechtenstein on Saturday, has reaffirmed his commitment to PSG and says he would not move on even if it would make him the world’s most expensive player.

“No player should be worth that kind of money,” Verratti said in reference to Paul Pogba’s £89million move to Man Utd.

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“I started from nothing, I laugh in the face of figures like that. It’s bad, because that makes you think one player can solve a game alone.

“I don’t feel I’m worth that figure. It’s nice to have a lot of clubs interested in me, but I’m thinking about winning the Champions League with PSG and improving myself.

“Every year could be the magical one that you remember for the rest of your life. I hope it’s a great year, but it’s not the time to talk about the transfer market and I’m not planning to leave Paris where I’m very happy. PSG are one of the five or six best teams in Europe.”

Verratti is said to be on Antonio Conte’s radar as he looks to remodel the squad he inherited from Jose Mourinho.

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