Barcelona Looking at £70 million Fee to Land PSG Midfi

Verratti, 25, has been heavily linked with a move to the Nou Camp as Ernesto Valverde looks to bolster his ranks ahead of next season.Kluivert though, who spent 12 months at PSG and left his role last month, says PSG are insistent they want to keep the player, despite Barca sporting director Robert Fernandez claiming they will make “big-name signings” this summer. Barcelona does not want to bother with the Paris club, and so it must be the player to persuade Al Khelaifi to let him go.After an underwhelming season in France and Europe, Verratti is angling for a move away from PSG this summer and is keen to join Spanish giants Barcelona.The 24-year-old is seen by those in Spain as a natural long-term replacement for Xavi, which is why strenuous efforts are likely to be made to sign him.”Verratti’s worth more than that (€70-80m), I think he’s worth more than €100m”.Diario Gol reported yesterday that Barcelona were prepared to offer Rafinha, Arda Turan and Andre Gomes to get Verratti to Catalonia.Verratti could therefore cause the deal between PSG and Barcelona to become ugly after starting talks with his lawyers to understand his options if he has to force his way out of Paris in the summer.”I manage the career of a champion, and champions need to win titles”, he said. “It’s very complicated but we have informed PSG of our ideas”, he added.