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The Delfini caused a stir by admitting two of Europe's elite are monitoring the teenager, who has been described as the 'new Andrea Pirlo', but his agent is calling for calm

Marco Verratti's agent has accused Pescara of creating confusion by claiming that Genoa, Inter, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City are all interested in signing the youngster.

Delfini director Daniele Delli Carri stated on Tuesday that the highly-rated 19-year-old midfielder was attracting interest from all over Europe.

"We met with Genoa, who want to buy Marco with Inter," he told Sport Mediaset. "Juventus also want the player and there is PSG and Manchester City, too. Roma, though, are absolutely not interested.

"We will do what is best for him and for the club. But he must stay another year with us; that is the key to the negotiations.

"The two foreign clubs could be a long-term investment by letting him stay another year in Pescara."

However, the player's representative, Donato Di Campli, hit back later in the day, claiming that some of the information Delli Carri had provided was inaccurate.

“I don’t know anything about this, as nobody told me,” the agent told RadioCalciomercato. “There are many teams who are tracking him, but at this moment all this talk does nothing but create confusion.

"Some rumours are true, others are not, so I urge great calm. I’d like the boy to be allowed to choose without being rushed or pressurised."

Verratti, who has drawn comparisons with Andrea Pirlo, was included in Italy's provisional squad for Euro 2012 but missed out on the final cut.

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