Old Trafford side keen on Italian youngster.
Man United are tracking PSG youngster Marco Verratti and will look to make the most of stuttering contract talks between the Italian international and his Ligue 1 employers according to Sports Direct News.
The 20 year old midfielder enjoyed a successful first season at the Parc des Princes, helping his side to a first domestic title in almost two decades as well as playing a part in PSG’s run to the Champions League quarter-finals but as yet the big spending Paris side are unwilling to meet his wage demands.
Man United are seemingly more than able to cover his requested £2.5m a year deal and having lost the race to sign Bayern Munich bound midfielder Thiago Alcantara the Old Trafford side are said to be keen on not snapping up the former Pescara man, who is considered one of the hottest young properties in European football.
Verrati made 39 appearances in all competitions last term and made his debut in the Italian senior national team set-up last August. He was also one of the top performers at this summer’s European Under 21 Championships where he helped his side to the final where Italy lost out to Spain.
Moyes is keen to freshen up a midfield that has lost the services of Paul Scholes and the Man United boss is still unsure of what Scottish international Darren Fletcher can offer given he continues to feel his way back from a long period out with illness. Anderson continues to flatter to deceive and Tom Cleverley blew hot and cold last term.
Indeed last season Man United were indebted to the consistency of displays from veteran midfielder Michael Carrick and one can see why the Premier League title holders are keen to bring in youthful alternatives to partner with the experienced Man United man.