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Verratti opens up on Paris Saint-Germain future amid huge Barcelona speculation

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The midfielder has revealed what it will take to keep him in France

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Marco Verratti has spoken out about his future after days of huge speculation that he will sign for Barcelona in a massive deal this summer.

The latest speculation has claimed the Italian has told Paris Saint-Germain he wants to leave, although the Ligue 1 side remain determined to keep hold of him.

Barca are reportedly ready to spend big on the midfielder, who could cost somewhere in the region of €100 million.

However, Verratti has now given his take on the situation, and it's not great news for Barca, with the 24-year-old claiming he could stay in the French capital.

"Given that I do not have to leave at all costs. I want to see if this time they are going to make a really great team. In this case, I would be happy to stay," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"Every year they say they are going to make a great team, and we see the results. Promises are not enough.

"If [Antero] Henrique keeps his promises, I would be happy to stay. No one forces me to leave."

So there we have it, fairly scathing from Verratti in truth, who has put pressure on his club to spend big and strengthen the team this summer.

Over to you PSG...