Verratti staying with Paris Saint-Germain, says agent

The young Italy international's agent has ruled out the possibility of his client leaving Les Parisiens, however, the player has said he does want to go back to Italy one day

Marco Verratti’s agent Donato Di Campli has stated his client will remain with Paris Saint-Germain for the foreseeable future, despite speculation continuing to link the midfielder back to Serie A.

The former Pescara man, who scored Italy’s equaliser against Netherlands on Wednesday, had been linked with a move to Juventus in the January transfer window.

But according to the player's representative, there is no foundation to the persistent rumours about his client.

"Verratti won't move away from France. It's becoming a habit. Every time there is talk about Marco he is linked to Italian sides,” Di Campli told Radio Kiss Kiss.

"I repeat, he's in the middle of an important project. I don't see why there would be the need to change.

"What has emerged in the press is absolutely groundless. I'm sorry to be obliged to deny these things every day. Marco remains in Paris."

Meanwhile, Verratti said that while he was happy in Paris, he would one day like to return to Italy to play his football.

"I have made the right choice going to PSG and I'm very happy to play with the great champions but it is clear that my desire is to play in Serie A one day," he told reporters.

Verratti also responded to speculation that the Turin-based club wanted to sign him.

He added: "Juventus want me? This pleases me, because they are a great club and it means I'm doing well."