Transfer ALERT! Barca to battle Chelsea and Man United for in-demand Verratti

first_imgChelsea and Manchester United’s pursuit of Paris Saint-Germain star Marco Verratti could be blown out of the water by Barcelona – who are set to offer in excess of £60million for the midfielder.The Spanish giants have identified the highly-rated 24-year-old as their number one summer target and, according to Mundo Deportivo, they are ready to pay over the odds in order to land him.PSG director of football Patrick Kluivert recently stated that Verratti would not be leaving the French champions any time soon, but Barca’s latest statement of intent is surely set to test their resolve.Manchester United and Chelsea have been continually linked with the Italy international and were expected to battle it out for his signature during the summer.However, Barcelona’s admiration of the player and superior financial power could persuade Verratti to move to La Liga instead, if indeed PSG decide to cash in.Verratti has made 34 appearance for club and country this season, scoring twice. Paris Saint-Germain star Marco Verratti 1last_img read more