Chelsea fans have been dreaming of signing Marco Verratti for years, but now face a serious obstacle in signing the midfielder.
The Italian was exceptional across the three consecutive years that Chelsea played PSG in the Champions League, and his performances have not been forgotten by Blues fans. Since Antonio Conte arrived with his connections to Verratti from the Italian national team, there’s been no shortage of rumours connecting the two at Stamford Bridge.
Oscar’s impending move to China seemed to have opened the door even more, with the £60m that Chelsea are about to receive looking perfect to pay for a vast chunk of a new midfielder.
But today’s Tuttosport carries worrying news that Juventus are hot on Verratti’s tail now. The Italian super club have just as much spending power as Chelsea these days, as they showed with the £90m signing of Gonzalo Higuain in the summer, and what’s more they rarely miss out on their targets when it comes to Italian players.