Jose Mourinho plotting €100m bid to sign 25-year-old PSG key star

Marco Verratti will cost Manchester United at smallest €100 million to take him away from PSG after he reportedly signed a deal at the club.

As per the L’Equipe, Verratti has put pen to paper on a deal meriting €12m per season at the Parc des Princes that will continue his hold by a year to 2022.

The Italian international has scored two goals and assisted further three in Ligue 1 and the Champions League this season, having created 25 chances in 20 matches over the two competitions.

Verratti is more of a ball controller than a ball-winner, but he has also made 29 tackles and made 24 interceptions.

Michael Carrick is 36 and has played just once this term having had to the dilemma with a heart condition, and there’s scope for someone to hold down an area with Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic.

Verratti would be an excellent buy for either club, but praising him away from Les Parisiens will be very hard, all the more so after his reported new deal, so they may be taken to look elsewhere.

Alongside the Italian star, Jose Mourinho is also keeping close tabs on Real Madrid midfield superstar Toni Kroos.