Azzurri player is believed to be unhappy with life in France.
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La Liga giants FC Barcelona are planning on swooping for unsettled Paris Saint-Germain midfield player Marco Verratti when the winter window reopens at the turn of the year in a move that will put Premier League champions Manchester United on high alert, according to reports in French sports daily L’Equipe.
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And this latest transfer development will have caused great concern at Old Trafford, as new Red Devils head coach David Moyes is known to be a huge fan of the 21-year-old himself, with the Scot also expecting to make his own move for Verratti come the new year.
As a result, it now looks like the two giants of European football will go head to head in a battle to sign Verratti, although the player does have a long-term contract at the Parc des Princes that runs until June 2018 after the Italian recently extending his deal with the Ligue 1 champions.
Consequently, it is believed that either side would need to fork out at least £18 million in order to convince the mega-rich Parisians to allow Verratti to leave the French capital in the winter window.