Barcelona are willing to pay £62m for PSG midfield Marco Verratti, a player Arsenal were linked with in the past.

  • Verratti wants to leave PSG this summer
  • He was linked with Arsenal and Chelsea
  • He’s one of Barcelona’s main targets

According to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona would be willing to offer £62m for the Italian, although it’s likely Paris Saint-Germain would want much more given the interest in the Italian.

Verratti has said he wants to leave the Parc des Princes this summer for a better chance of competing for the Champions League. He’s been linked with Arsenal in the past, but their chances of signing him are slim this time around.

Convincing Verratti that Arsenal are better placed to win the prestigious European tournament than PSG will be very difficult after the Gunners missed out of Champions League qualification last season.

He’s being lined up by Barcelona as Xavi’s heir and a replacement for Andres Iniesta who isn’t getting any younger. Arsenal may have to turn their attentions elsewhere to bolster their midfield.