Arsenal and Manchester United have previously shown an interest in Marco Verratti…
Paris Saint Germain have confirmed that they rejected an offer of around €50m for central midfielder Marco Verratti during the summer transfer window – a player who has previously interested Arsenal and Manchester United.
Despite the rumours surrounding a Premier League switch, the bid is believed to have come from either European champions Real Madrid or German title holders Bayern Munich – who were subsequently turned down by the 21-year-old.
French media outlet Le Parisien report that the Italian midfielder will now sign a new contract with the French giants, after deciding to stay put during the off-season.
Verratti joined PSG from Pescara in 2012, and has already made 60 Ligue 1 appearances. He made his international debut the same year, and is viewed as one of the most exceptional young players in world football.
He netted his first and so far only Italy goal in February 2013 against the Netherlands, before making his first competitive start for the Azzurri, forming a midfield trio with Andrea Pirlo and Daniele de Rossi, during a 2–1 defeat of England in the World Cup earlier this year.