Paris Saint-Germain superstar Marco Verratti has told French giant that he has no intention of returning to France, amid Interest from Barcelona and Chelsea.
The 24-year-old midfielder is believed to have already met with the representatives of Barcelona, while Antonio Conte is hopeful to lure him at Stamford Bridge.
PSG are keen on to hold on their key players ahead of 2017/18 season, but Italian playmaker has made his feelings clear that he wants to leave France.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Verratti has informed Ligue 1 giants of his decision.
La Liga giants are keen to make Verratti the new driving force of their midfield, while Antonio Conte’s sees him as a replacement for Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas. The Blues midfield duo have been heavily linked with an exit from Stamford Bridge this summer.
Antonio Conte and Verratti have worked together at Euro 2016, and Italian manager wants to be reunited with him at Stamford Bridge. However, PSG star dreams of playing alongside with Lionel Messi.
Chelsea returns to the Champions League next season, and they are in need for reinforcements this summer,
Verratti has been valued at £88 million, and both Barcelona and Chelsea will have to break the bank to sign Italian superstar.
Chelsea have reportedly joined Manchester United in the transfer race to sign Cristiano Ronaldo.
According to the Express reports, the owner of Premier League champions, Roman Abramovich is desperate to keep Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge and ready to rival Manchester United in the race for Portuguese superstar.
Earlier this week reports in Italy suggested that Antonio Conte is frustrated with the lack of Chelsea’s activity in the transfer market.
Manchester United and PSG are ready to rival Chelsea for Ronaldo’s signature.
On Friday, reports from Spain suggested that 32-year-old Superstar is ready to quit Real Madrid after being accused of evading €14.7 million (£13m) in tax by Spanish prosecutors,
Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes has reportedly met with the president of Real Madrid, Florentino Perez and informed him over Portuguese stars desire to leave Santiago Bernabeu.
According to the Marca, the Los Blanco demanding €200m (£174.5m) for former Man Utd forward who has a €1 billion release clause in his current deal.
The 32-year-old forward has been in stunning form last term, scoring 42-goals in 46 appearances for Real Madrid led the team to Champions League and La Liga title.
Chelsea are closing in on both Juventus left-back Alex Sandro and Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko as they step up their efforts to complete first summer signing.
Italian manager, Antonio Conte has been frustrated with the lack of transfer activity and demands signings from the club.
According to the Guardian, the lack of activity in the transfer market has seen 47-year-old manager linked with a switch to Serie A.
A new contract offer had been on the table, however, Italian manager yet to sign an extension.
In the first week of the July, Premier League champions hope to have two new signings ahead of the Pre-season tour.
Premier League champions planning to offer Juventus an improved £55 million fee for Sandro.
Marcos Alonso impressed last season. However, Conte sees the Brazilian as a huge upgrade and important player to help the Blues to dominate in both domestic and European tournament.
Bakayoko, meanwhile, is believed to be valued at £40m by Monaco and player himself seems to be keen on to work with Antonio Conte.
His arrival of 22-year-old midfielder could see Nemanja Matic leaving the club with Man Utd are keen on to lure him away from Stamford Bridge.