Italian international had been linked with return to Serie A.
Paris Saint-Germain have agreed on an extension with midfielder Marco Verratti, which will keep the talented youngster at the club until 2018.
The 20-year-old left Pescara last summer to join the French giants, and helped them to lift the league title last season under Carlo Ancelotti.
While he has also continued to establish himself on the international scene, Verratti has been widely the heir to Andrea Pirlo’s throne when the Azzurri legend retires.
The talented youngster shares various characteristics with the midfield magician, with his passing ability seeing him tipped for a bright future with both club and country.
As a result, it had been reported that interest was high from Serie A clubs this summer, with the likes of Napoli and Fiorentina linked with making an offer.
While Aurelio De Laurentiis dismissed rumours of making a “monstrous offer” for the midfielder, he claimed that it was the work of Verratti’s agent, Donato Di Campli, who was looking to secure an improved contract for his client.
It appears his strategy has now worked with PSG expected to have offered improved terms, while the likes of Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic had also been pushing for new deals.
Nevertheless, it is significant news for boss Laurent Blanc who will hope that Verratti continues his development in the French capital, as he will undoubtedly aim to establish himself at the heart of the PSG midfield ahead of the World Cup next summer.
Accordo firmato … al Psg fino al 2018 pic.twitter.com/tbGmWz5BXn
— Donato Di Campli (@donatodicampli) August 20, 2013