Pescara demand £9.4m for Paris Saint-Germain target Verratti

The midfielder is seemingly closing in on a deal to join the Ligue 1 giants, but the Italian club's president Daniele Sebastiani insists the youngster's asking price must be met
Pescara are willing to sanction Marco Verratti's transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, providing the French side pay €12 million (£9.4m) for his services.

After Juventus pulled out of the race to sign the Italy Under-21 international, Verratti has been strongly linked with a move to the Parc des Princes, but the fee appears to be something of a stumbling block.

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Speaking on Saturday, Delfini president Daniele Sebastiani vowed that he will not accept anything less than his asking price as the newly-promoted side refuse to be held to ransom by PSG.

"Paris Saint-Germain want Verratti, but we want €12m [£9.4m]," the supremo told reporters. "If PSG offer 11.9m [£9.3m], we will not sell."

The Parisians are also nearing a deal for AC Milan duo Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva for a combined 65m (£51m), with agent Mino Raiola in Paris to discuss personal terms with sporting director Leonardo.