Verratti tells Bayern, Arsenal & Juventus: I want to stay at PSG
The Italian midfielder insists he is “very happy” at Parc des Princes as Laurent Blanc’s men close in on another domestic title
Marco Verratti has told the clubs reported to be chasing his signature this summer that he has no interest in leaving Paris Saint-Germain.
The Italy international has grown into one of the highest-rated central midfielders in world football since signing for the Parisiens three years ago for an estimated €12 million from Serie B side Pescara.
His top performances in 2014-15 have continued to garner interest from the likes of Arsenal, Juventus and Bayern Munich if reports are to be believed, with the Bundesliga champions alleged to be plotting a €30m move at the end of the season for Verratti.
However, the PSG star has warned off bids by insisting he is loving life under Laurent Blanc’s wing, with the club needing just one point from their last two games to retain the Ligue 1 title following Friday’s 6-0 steamrolling of Guingamp.
“I am very happy here,” Verratti told Telefoot. “I have the total confidence of my coach, my team-mates and my club.
“To continue growing as a player, this is the place I want to be.”
In addition to putting PSG supporters’ fears he might depart at ease, Verratti lauded the quality of star forwards Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani.
“They are fantastic players,” the 22-year-old added. “We are fortunate to have players of their ability in our team. They can score at any time, which is hugely important to our successes.”
Lyon’s shock 3-0 defeat to Caen on Saturday left Herbert Fournier’s men needing a miracle to leapfrog the holders, who are set to claim their third successive Ligue 1 crown.
In adition, PSG can add to their league and Couple de la Ligue trophies by completing a domestic treble with Coupe de France victory against Auxerre on May 30 at the Stade de France.