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Tuesday August 4 2020
Verratti: 'Serie A has returned to the top'

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti said former Inter captain Mauro Icardi has ‘goals in his veins’, enjoyed following a tight Serie A 2019-20 and has been happy to see Italy ‘attracting great champions again’.

The Italy international has never played in Serie A but has established himself as a vital member of a highly successful PSG side.

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Tuesday August 4 2020
Veratti expects 'tough' Atalanta

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti warns about ‘tough’ Atalanta and thinks La Dea ‘know how to win without Josip Ilicic’.

PSG prepare to face the Nerazzurri in the quarter-finals of the Champions League in Lisbon and Les Parisiens aim to go all the way in the competition.

“We are not yet at the top,” Verratti told Tuttosport. “We have been standing still for a long time. We still have some time to prepare but those who have been able to play continuously have a small advantage.

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Thursday July 30 2020
Verratti: 'We're not thinking about Atalanta'

Marco Verratti has claimed Paris Saint-Germain 'aren't thinking about Atalanta yet’ and only focus on the Coupe de la Ligue Final against Olympique Lyonnais.

PSG, who have already won Ligue 1 and the Coupe de France this season, are preparing for another Final against Lyon before playing Atalanta in the quarter-finals of the Champions League next month.

The Italian midfielder didn’t want to lose focus ahead of tomorrow’s Final and avoided the question regarding the upcoming match against the Orobici.

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Monday June 8 2020
Verratti-Pjanic swap deal?

Paris Saint-Germain could be prepared to swap Marco Verratti with Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic, should Max Allegri take over in the French capital.

Tuttosport claims the possible arrival of Allegri could open up for a sensational swap deal this summer, as Pjanic seems set to leave the Allianz Stadium.

It could set the path for a surprise return to Italy for the 27-year-old Azzurri star Verratti, who has yet to play in Serie A.

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Saturday May 30 2020
Allegri and Pjanic to PSG, Verratti to Juve?

There are reports in France and Spain that Max Allegri taking the Paris Saint-Germain job could see Miralem Pjanic join him for Marquinhos or Marco Verratti to Juventus.

Cagliari President Tommaso Giulini revealed today that Allegri told him in January his “next adventure would be abroad,” and many believe he’ll replace Thomas Tuchel in Paris.

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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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