Tuesday July 3 2012
Ancelotti rules out Verratti bid

PSG Coach Carlo Ancelotti welcomes Ezequiel Lavezzi, but denies offers for Marco Verratti or John Terry.

“Lavezzi is a top player, a very strong striker, fast and attacks the space,” said the Coach after securing a €30m transfer from Napoli.

“He has experience and will complete our forward line. I spoke to him yesterday and he impressed me with his motivation.”

Paris Saint-Germain have also been linked with Italian Under-21 international midfielder Verratti, who at Pescara has become known as ‘the new Andrea Pirlo.’

“Verratti is a good player, but he is still very young, while we need players with more experience seeing as we are in the Champions League.

“We are looking for a central defender and contacted several different players, but Terry is not an objective,” added the former Chelsea manager.

“Last season we finished second in Ligue 1, so clearly our next target is to finish top. I expect a balanced League, but we want to do well both domestically and in the Champions League.”