'You all know Verratti is a Juventus fan' – agent

The player’s representative, Donato Di Campli, says his client remains a lifelong follower of the Serie A champions but insists he is happy with life at Paris Saint-Germain

Marco Verratti remains a Juventus fan but is happy to stay at Paris Saint-Germain, according to the player’s agent.

The 21-year-old has been consistently linked with a possible return to Italy, with a number of rumours suggesting he could be used as a makeweight in a deal to bring French midfielder Paul Pogba to Paris during the summer.

Donato Di Campli admits his client would most likely consider the Bianconeri first should he ever be deemed surplus to requirements at Parc des Princes, but insists he has no intention of leaving at present.

“Marco is well at PSG,” Di Campli said to assembled reporters on Friday.

“If the club were to come to us and say he was not in their plans we would evaluate the options. You all know he is a fan of Juve, but at the moment I’ve had no signs of this.”

Di Campli later went on to quash talk of a possible switch to Fiorentina, with Vincenzo Montella credited with an interest in the Italy international.

“I’ve heard Fiorentina [rumoured] in recent months, but the situation has not changed,” he told Violanews.com.

“Verratti is a PSG player and has no intention of moving. Paris is a top club, he’s fine and he will not change jersey.

“I’ve read of interest from Juventus, Fiorentina. It’s not a question of the team. Marco isn’t thinking of a transfer.”

Watzke promises big spending at Dortmund

After confirmation Robert Lewandowski will join Bayern Munich in the summer, BVB have moved to calm fears amongst supporters by promising a summer of grand investment

Borussia Dortmund are willing to splash the cash in the summer to challenge Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga once again, according to sporting director Hans-Joachim Watzke.

After winning back-to-back league titles in 2010-11 and 2011-12, BVB were usurped as champions by the treble-winning Bavarians in 2012-13 and have fallen well behind Pep Guardiola’s men  this campaign.

Star striker Robert Lewandowski has agreed to join Bayern from Dortmund on a free transfer at the end of the season – less than 12 months since Mario Gotze’s move from Signal Iduna Park to the Allianz Arena – with Jurgen Klopp’s men in danger of being cut adrift.

But Watzke has promised to fight against the tide by spending big in the summer – but he stopped short of revealing how many millions BVB are willing to part with for top-quality players.

“It’s no secret: we will invest a lot of money in the transfer market in the summer,” he told Sport Bild. “The amount we’re going to spend won’t be revealed though.”

Dortmund face Augsburg on January 25 in their first Bundesliga games since the winter break, as they look to claw back an 11-point deficit between them and Bayern.

Hull agree Jelavic fee

The Croatian has rarely featured for Everton since Roberto Martinez took the reins in the summer, prompting the Tigers to attempt to boost their goalscoring options

Everton have revealed that they have agreed a fee with Hull over the permanent transfer of Nikica Jelavic.

The Croatia international has struggled for minutes under Roberto Martinez this season, appearing just 10 times for the Toffees and scoring just twice.

Both of those goals came in the club’s FA Cup third round tie with QPR last Saturday while the four appearances prior to that have come from the substitute’s bench.

A statement on the Everton official Twitter account read: “Everton agree a fee with Hull for permanent transfer of Nikica Jelavic and give permission for him to speak to the Tigers.”

Steve Bruce’s side are 11th in the Premier League goalscoring charts, a position which was boosted by the club’s 6-0 win over Fulham recently, and have been linked with West Brom’s Shane Long in recent days.

Robbie Brady is the Tigers’ top league goalscorer with just three in his 13 appearances, while frontman Danny Graham has struggled to find the back of the net with just a solitary strike to his name, forcing Bruce to seek out reinforcements.

'I'll wage war to keep Casillas' – Ancelotti

The coach says it is incredibly difficult to pick between “the best two goalkeepers in the world” and that he has no intention of selling off the Blancos skipper

Carlo Ancelotti has said he will “wage war” to keep hold of Iker Casillas and hopes that the Real Madrid captain retires at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The Spain international has been out of the Blancos‘ first team for a year now, having picked up a hand injury in January 2012 and failing to usurp Diego Lopez as No.1 under Jose Mourinho and subsequently Ancelotti.

“It was not an easy decision, I have two goalkeepers of high quality, the best two in the world,” the Italian trainer told RNE.

“I started with Diego as my No.1, but then did not consider that Casillas would not play. Rotating goalkeepers is not the most desirable thing, it is not easy, but they have understood.

“I’ll fight the same way I did for Xabi. This team have key players representing the club and I will wage war for Casillas to finish his career here, in Madrid.”

Ancelotti also suggested that Real Madrid lagging behind Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in la Liga could be down to their alteration in style under him from Mourinho’s methods the prior three seasons.

“We’re not doing as well because we changed philosophy this season,” he added. “Last year’s Madrid played more on the counterattack, we want to play with more possession. It takes time to adjust.

“It will take a little longer to catch Barcelona and Atletico. I am aware that some people’s patience is limited, which is normal because Madrid have to try to win every year.

“If we beat Espanyol this weekend then we’ll have 47 points halfway through the season, which is not bad. But Barca or Atletico could have 52.”

Xabi Alonso confirmed he had signed a new Madrid deal in midweek and Ancelotti says the only other player like the Spaniard is Juventus veteran Andrea Pirlo, while praising Luka Modric for improving while the star was injured.

“Xabi is an important signing for his quality and experience,” the former Chelsea and AC Milan boss continued. “Losing him [would have been awful] because there is not another player like him at his level.

“You can only compare Pirlo, who is 35 years old. Everybody loves Xabi here, he brings more balance to the team. Luka is much improved, though, he has shown his ability.”

Rotariu claims talks with Manchester United

The Dinamo Bucharest starlet, who has scored five goals in 17 league appearances this season, says he has been monitored by the Red Devils’ scouts

Dinamo Bucharest winger Dorin Rotariu claims he has held extensive talks with Manchester United officials.

The 18-year-old has scored five goals in 17 matches in the Romanian top flight this season and has been monitored by scouts from United.

Rotariu has also made one appearance for Romania’s Under-21 side.

“It was a meeting in Bucharest with Manchester United officials with whom I chatted for around two hours,” Rotariu told Romanian newspaper Ring.

“They wanted to know me personally, to see what kind of guy I am, what character I have. We didn’t just discuss football.

“I was told they are monitoring me. This gives me ambition and motivates me. When a club the size of Manchester has you in sight, you can only be proud.

“Honestly, I did not expect to happen quickly, but I tell you I will not go to your head. going to focus even more on every game and to give everything in training.

“I feel very well at Dinamo and I want to win trophies here. The cup is important for me and my colleagues.”