Gunners linked with promising Italian international.
Arsenal have been told to pay Paris Saint-Germain around £40m to sign promising young midfielder Marco Verratti, according to the Daily Mirror.
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The 22-year-old playmaker has been compared to his compatriot Andrea Pirlo in his potential and his style of play, with Arsenal looking in need of new additions in midfield.
With Mikel Arteta looking past his best in that deep-lying role, the Gunners have been linked with several other midfield players, and Verratti is now one of their ambitious targets.
Still, the Italian’s price tag may prove too high for Arsene Wenger, with others such as Morgan Schneiderlin seemingly available for closer to £20m.