Friday May 11 2012
Verratti to Juve not done yet

The agent of Marco Verratti has confirmed that Pescara and Juventus have still not struck a deal over his transfer.

The Italian Under-21 international is wanted by the Bianconeri amidst claims that he’s the new Andrea Pirlo.

Negotiations have taken place, but the proposed switch is far from done.

“We are still missing an agreement between both clubs,” representative Donato Di Campli is quoted as saying. “And I haven’t met with Juventus.

“The player’s desire to join Juve is there, but it’s up to the two clubs first.

“We have an important meeting lined up in a few days so we’ll have to see what happens next.”

Verratti, who won’t be 20 until November, is a midfield playmaker who has caught the eye in Zdenek Zeman’s Serie B side.

The midfielder, born in Pescara, has also been linked with Roma.