Manchester United Target Unlikely To Leave PSG, Claims Agent

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Young Italian midfielder to remain in Ligue 1.

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Manchester United target Marco Verratti appears to be set to remain with current side PSG, with his agent stating they are unlikely to sell the youngster, according to Football Italia.

The exciting 20-year-old playmaker, who was snapped up a year ago from Serie B side Pescara, has not quite managed to make the step up to top flight football in France, though he remains a highly rated talent.

With Manchester United keen on signing a new playmaker of his type, it was thought that they could move for him this January, with Serie A duo Inter Milan and Fiorentina also monitoring his situation.

However, his agent insists he has developed well during his time at the Parc des Princes, and believes the Ligue 1 champions will not be looking to sell him so soon, ruling out an exit either this January or in next summer’s transfer window.

“Marco won’t be leaving PSG in January,” he said. “At this time he is doing very well in Paris and is not thinking about leaving.

“Even in the summer I can’t see it happening. Marco is at the centre of the PSG project and the team won’t want to sell him.”

Verratti’s playing style has often been compared with Juventus and Italy legend Andrea Pirlo, though he faces some high class competition for places in Laurent Blanc’s star-studded side, who have brought in some of the world’s biggest names in the last few years following their Qatari takeover in 2011.

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