Italian side Inter Milan are rumoured to be pursuing the services of Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti according to Football Italia. Verratti has played a full 90 minutes in only two of PSG’s first ten league matches and a move to Italy seems likely considering Giampiero Ventura’s words earlier this year.

The Daily Mail quoted him as saying “He is a playmaker … Verratti is not happy in PSG because he is playing in the wrong position.” While Inter Milan have several players who can play in the central midfield role, Marco Verratti would offer an extra spark to a side currently languishing in mid-table.

After clearly showing his displeasure at PSG coach Unai Emery substituting him in their clash against Marseille on Sunday night, a move to his home nation is one that is likely to be mutually beneficial for both him and his new club. Juventus have also been linked with the 23-year-old, but rumours are circulating that PSG are unwilling to sell to Juventus after they took their exciting youngster Kingsley Coman on a free transfer.      

Having been taken over by Chinese ownership in the summer, the Italian side, who were fined for breaching Financial Fair play last year, will be eager to utilise their new found wealth. Inter Milan have already made eye-catching purchases in the form of Antonio Candreva, Gabriel Barbosa and Joao Mario earlier this year, for a combined sum in excess of £75million. The signing of Marco Verratti would be a further step towards making Inter Milan the great force they once were.   

It is reported that wages in excess of £100,000 would be demanded by Marco Verratti if Inter Milan were to buy him, but it would certainly be money well spent if Verratti could help fire Inter Milan towards a first trophy since their 2010-11 Coppa Italia success.

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