According to the latest transfer news, Chelsea are on red alert as Paris Saint-Germain star Marco Verratti has reiterated his desire to leave the French club this summer in another meeting with the club.
The 24-year-old midfield star is being chased by both Chelsea and Barcelona, with Antonio Conte a long-time fan of the Italian midfielder, whom he coached with the national team.
And as per the L’Equipe, Marco Verratti made it explicitly clear that he had no intention of staying at Parc Des Princes during a meeting with PSG sporting director Antero Henrique on Saturday.
The former Pescara man has even said he will boycott pre-season training with the club, which begins on July 4, in an effort to force though a move.
Marco Verratti is valued in excess of €80m (£69.9m) by the League 1 giants, who will do everything possible to keep him at the club despite his latest threat.
Antonio Conte would love to be reunited with Marco Verratti – who has described the Blues head coach as ‘the best coach I have ever worked with’ previously – but he may be tempted elsewhere.
During the meeting with Henrique, he stated that his preference was to join Barcelona, who have made the 24-year-old a priority signing.