Juventus are reportedly keen on signing Marco Verratti but have been put off by the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder’s price.
According to Calciomercato.com, Verratti ‘is and will always remain a favourite’ in the eyes of Juve’s management, while the player has ‘always been a fan’ of the Bianconeri.
However, the website warns the Old Lady are not prepared ‘to make an excessive investment’ for the Italian at this stage, with Miralem Pjanic having cemented their deep-lying role in central midfield.
Verratti was heavily linked with Barcelona last summer but ultimately stayed after PSG signed Neymar, yet his performances this season have come under scrutiny.
Furthermore, talks have yet to resume over a new contract worth €12m a season, although that is likely to change soon, given Mino Raiola recently became the 25-year-old’s agent.
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