Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly ruled out selling Manchester United and Arsenal target Marco Verratti this summer.
The 21-year-old has emerged as one of the highest-rated midfielders in Europe over the last couple of seasons and had been linked with a move to Real Madrid.
Although the Spanish giants are believed to have dropped their interest in the Italian, speculation over his future has intensified in recent weeks after talks over a revised contract apparently broke down.
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This had given hope to United and Arsenal that they could lure Verratti to the Premier League, but talkSPORT quote Spanish newspaper AS as confirming that PSG will not sell him this summer.
The former Pescara man, who made 48 appearances last season to help Laurent Blanc’s side to a domestic treble, has a contract with the Paris club until 2019 and is now not expected to leave before then.