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Marco Verratti and Barcelona hold secret transfer talks as Paris Saint-Germain star jets off to Ibiza to sort out his future

2017-06-16 09:59:24 | Author:Anthony Chapman | Source:THE Sun
Abstract: Italy international desperate to leave Ligue 1 giants for Nou Camp switch but is also attracting interest from Chelsea.

MARCO VERRATTI has reportedly met with Barcelona chiefs in Ibiza to discuss a lucrative summer switch.

The Paris Saint-Germain star has been strongly linked with a world-record £132million move to the Nou Camp.

   Marco Verratti has reportedly held transfer talks with Barcelona

And Spanish newspaper Sport claims Barcelona are quietly confident of completing a deal after holding talks with Verratti on the party island of Ibiza just yesterday.

The meeting between Verratti, his agent Donato Di Campli and Barca director Javier Bordas was described as “informal”.

And with Verratti already telling PSG he wants to leave, a deal seems to be getting closer.

   The PSG star met a Barca director on the party island of Ibiza

   Verratti has told PSG he wants to leave this summer

The Italy international apparently told Bordas that he intends to put even more pressure on boss Unai Emery, who is reluctant to sell after missing out on the Ligue 1 title in his first season.

Verratti would reportedly pocket wages worth £170,000-a-week should he move to Spain.

   Verratti is expected to fetch as much as £132million in the market

   The Italy international is also believed to be a target for Chelsea

But the 24-year-old is also wanted by Chelsea and he could yet link up with Antonio Conte, who tried signing the midfielder for Juventus in 2012.

Cesc Fabregas is set to be sold by the Blues following their triumphant Premier League campaign, and Verratti could be the perfect man to partner N’Golo Kante next term.