Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly ready to reward Marco Verratti’s fine start to the season with a lucrative new contract.
The Italy schemer, who has been a long-term target for Manchester United, has been impressive for the Ligue 1 leaders this season and PSG are keen to make sure that he does not enter the final 18 months of his contract.
The 26-year-old’s current deal expires in June 2021 and L’Equipe report that a deal is on the table that will run until 2024 which will massively increase his current salary which is believed to be around €6m.
The news will not be welcomed at Old Trafford with Verratti understood to be on United’s list of wanted men for the last 18 months.
Vincent Rodriguez tweeted that the Red Devils were “deep in negotiations and at an advanced stages for Fred, Alex Sandro and Diogo Dalot,” as well as that “conversation with [Mino] Raiola have begun regarding Verratti”.
United in fact went on to sign Fred and Dalot, although neither have been big hits at Old Trafford.