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Verratti’s agent admits PSG exit "is very complicated"

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The French club want to keep hold of their midfield ace

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Marco Verratti’s agent Donato Di Campli has spoken out after speculation over the midfielder’s future went into overdrive this week.

The latest rumours claim the Italy international has told PSG he wants to leave with Barcelona reportedly already having had a €100m bid rejected.

Di Campli was pictured meeting with PSG sporting director Antero Henrique and he has now spoken out about his client’s future.

"It's very complicated [to leave], but we have expressed our ideas to PSG. We're not talking about Barcelona or other clubs, it's about projects," he told Sky Italia.

"I think I represent a champion and clearly I have questions. To be a champion you have to win.

"If PSG don't want to sell him, despite offers from all over Europe, then we'd have to examine our consciences in Italy."

However, he did have some good news for Barcelona by effectively ruling out a move to Serie A.

"It's difficult," he added. "I think it's a deal which is still out of the scope of Italian clubs."

Marca are also reporting they have been told by a "senior PSG spokesman" that Verratti is simply not for sale no matter how much money is put on the table.

"[His price tag] is neither 80 million euros nor 100m euros, because Verratti is not for sale," he said.

PSG are clearly in no mood to sell and are in a strong position, particularly with Verratti having signed a new deal that lasts until 2021 only last summer.

This certainly looks like one deal that is set to dominate the headlines all summer long and Verratti may need to push for a move if Barca are to successfully bring him to Camp Nou.