Man United miss out on midfield target Marco Verratti as he pens new PSG deal

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Manchester United have been handed a blow to their summer transfer plans with the news that Paris Saint Germain midfielder Marco Verratti has signed a new contract extension with the club, the Daily Star reports.

The Ligue 1 club announced over the weekend that the Italian international has extended his stay until 2020 after his previous deal was due to end in 2019.

Having joined the club from Italian minnows Pescara in 2012, he quickly became a key fixture in the midfield for the Parisians, and his form has made the £72million-rated star a target for United.

However, the 23-year-old has put a move to the Premier League on the back burner, claiming that he wants more ‘joy and success’ in the French capital.

“I am very happy to extend my contract with Paris St-Germain,” he said.

“I would like to thank the club for the confidence they have placed in me since I joined the club.

“I love the city of Paris and I love Paris St-Germain.

“I will continue to give my all, along with my teammates, to bring joy and success to our supporters and make our team the best in Europe.”

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