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Thursday April 30 2020
Official: PSG crowned Ligue 1 champions

After the Ligue 1 season was officially shut down by the French Government, PSG have been assigned the title, but the league will be denied €243m in TV rights money.

The announcement came on Tuesday that Ligue 1 would not be allowed to resume, with no games permitted on French soil even behind closed doors until September.

A decision has been made to assign the 2019-20 Ligue 1 title to Paris Saint-Germain, as they were 12 points clear at the top.

It is the third consecutive Ligue 1 title for Marco Verratti’s team and confirmed by the LFP.

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Tuesday April 28 2020
PSG: 'We'll play Champions League abroad'

Paris Saint-Germain President Nasser Al Khelaifi warns they want to conclude the Champions League, even if it means playing abroad, after the Ligue 1 season was terminated.

The French Government announced this afternoon that no sporting events would be allowed in the country until at least September due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Monday April 13 2020
Verratti: 'More time to train in quarantine'

Italy international Marco Verratti joked he’s probably ‘training more’ during the self-isolation period, as he tries to ‘keep positive’ throughout the forced break.

The 27-year-old has helped Paris Saint-Germain to the top of Ligue 1, the Finals of both Coupe de la Ligue and Coupe de France and a quarter-final spot in the Champions League before the season came at a standstill last month.

But the midfielder has revealed that he keeps busy during quarantine and tries to remain upbeat.

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Thursday April 2 2020
Verratti-Pjanic exchange rejected

Juventus tried to offer Miralem Pjanic as part of an exchange deal for Marco Verratti, claim Tuttosport, but Paris Saint-Germain immediately shot it down.

According to the Turin-based newspaper, it was always a long shot, but the Bianconeri still attempted to begin negotiations for the transfer of midfielders.

Pjanic has struggled to adapt in Maurizio Sarri’s style of football, so it was hoped Verratti would better fit the bill with his mixture of quality and physical aggression.

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Monday November 11 2019
Confirmed: Trio out of Italy squad

Leonardo SpinazzolaMarco Verratti and Domenico Berardi have all withdrawn from the Italy squad through injury, so Sandro Tonali comes in.

The trio pulled up for their respective clubs at the weekend, and the FIGC confirmed on Monday morning that they would not be travelling to Italy’s training base at Coverciano.

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Sunday November 10 2019
Azzurri: Verratti out, Tonali in

Italy have called up Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali to the senior squad after Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti pulled out through injury, reports ANSA.

Tonali had been called up to the Italy U-21 squad to face Iceland and Armenia next week, but has now been pushed to the first team for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Armenia instead.

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Thursday October 31 2019
Veratti's new PSG deal worth €17m?

Marco Verratti has signed a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain, keeping him at Parc des Princes until 2024 on a deal reportedly worth €17m a year.

The new lucrative agreement means the Italy international will stay put for a 12-year stint in Paris, as he has been a key member for the Ligue 1 champions since 2012-13.

He made the move after rising into the spotlight through his performances at Pescara in Serie B and has been plying his trade in the French capital ever since.

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Wednesday October 30 2019
Verratti signs new PSG deal

Marco Verratti has signed a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain, taking him through to 2024.

The extension was confirmed in a tweet released by PSG’s official account on Wednesday evening.

It was previously reported the club had agreed to almost double Verratti’s salary to €12m a season, but Alfredo Pedulla claims he will earning nearer to €17m.

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Wednesday October 30 2019
Verratti to renew with PSG

Marco Verratti has reportedly agreed to extend his contract with French giants Paris Saint-Germain until 2024, claim RMC Sport.

The Italy midfielder, who has been at PSG since 2012, is believed to have signed a three-year extention, as his current deal runs out in the summer of 2021.

Verratti joined from Pescara, and has never played in Serie A.

He has been repeatedly linked with a move to Juventus over the years, but looks set to remain in Ligue 1.

Verratti has 36 caps for Gli Azzurri, scoring three times.

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Wednesday October 16 2019
Verratti: 'I was born to play football'

Marco Verratti claims he was “born to play football, as my feet start doing things by themselves,” but admits he ought to score more goals.

The PSG midfielder sat down with RMC Sport in France to discuss his playing style and career, just days after captaining Italy for the first time in a 5-0 victory over Liechtenstein.

“I’d rather concede a goal than just hoof the ball upfield without a clear idea of who I’m passing it to. I just hate that, I can’t do it and I won’t do it,” said Verratti.

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