Napoli made a “monstrous offer” for Marco Verratti on Thursday morning, the Paris Saint-Germain player’s agent has claimed.
Donato Di Campli revealed that the Azzurri had tabled a bid after holding talks with PSG regarding a new improved contract for his client.
“We are still some way off an agreement,” Di Campli told Gazzetta.it. “The negotiations need to continue.”
The representative met with PSG director general Jean-Claude Blanc in the French capital in a bid to get the 20-year-old a significant pay rise.
The Italian international reportedly wants €3m a season. PSG are thought to be ready to double his present €800,000 a year terms.
“Talks will continue, even if I’m not that optimistic or hopeful,” Di Campli continued. “The fact is that Marco still has four years to go on his contract here.
“However, he is not short of alternatives. Just this morning a monstrous offer arrived on behalf of Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis.
“We will meet with PSG again next week. I need to speak with Marco and his family, then we will see.”
The agent yesterday revealed that Fiorentina and Juventus were also closely monitoring Verratti’s situation.