Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has underlined that Marco Verratti will not be leaving the club at the end of the season.
The 20-year-old only moved to France last summer when Pescara accepted a €12m offer for his services.
Verratti has impressed in Ligue 1, but he continues to be paired with a return to Italian football as links with Juventus won’t go away.
“We all believe in Verratti here,” the former Milan and Inter boss told Tuttosport. “We have no intention of selling him.
“There is no chance of any club signing him, especially as he is now worth no less than €30m or €40m…”
The player’s agent is soon set to meet PSG officials in a bid to get his client a new deal that would see his wages rise to €2.5m a season.
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