Marco Verratti’s agent has hit out at reports that the Paris Saint-Germain star was seen exiting a nightclub after midnight in the build-up to the Ligue 1 giants’ Champions League meeting with Barcelona at Camp Nou.
Leading 4-0 going into that encounter, there was a feeling that PSG had done enough to progress through to the quarter-finals, but Barca staged an unprecedented comeback to win the tie 6-5 on aggregate.
The fallout in France has been dramatic, with some sources in France claiming that the Italian was spotted out on the town on the eve of the encounter. These reports have been vehemently denied by his representative, though.
"I don't want to get into the relationship with PSG but what's certain is that which was written by l'Equipe is completely false,” Donato Di Campli told Radio Crc. “We will pursue legal action and we are studying which path to follow.
“The image of Verratti is sacred and we will not allow anyone to discredit it. It's one thing to criticise the boy technically but it's another to get into personal issues, saying things that are absolutely untrue.”
Verratti has been linked with a move back to Italy in recent months, with Inter and Juventus among the interested parties, but these rumours too have also been dismissed.
"Inter? Marco has a contract until 2021 with PSG and it will have to be the club to tell us to leave because we're fine [in Paris]. We have nothing to say on other things," he concluded.