Premier League duo set to target young Italian star Marco Verratti.
Young Paris Saint Germain playmaker Marco Verratti is set to depart the Parc des Princes in January, report the Daily Star, alerting Premier League giants Arsenal and Manchester United to the availability of one of the world’s finest young playmakers.
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Verratti has never fully settled in Paris despite some fleeting glimpses of the huge potential that he showed as a teenager at Pescara in Italy, a level of potential that means Premier League suitors are set to face competition from Bayern Munich and Real Madrid for the midfielder.
Both sides reportedly had bids of around £9 million rejected for Verratti in the summer, with Bayern moving to sign Xabi Alonso instead, but the player represents a potential goldmine and is likely to spark a real transfer battle if he does decide to leave the Parisien club.