Juventus remain Verratti's 'first choice', insists agent

Inter have reportedly expressed their interest in signing the 19-year-old playmaker, but the youngster has his heart set on a move to the Old Lady, according to his representative
Marco Verratti's agent has insisted that the Pescara starlet remains keen on joining Juventus at the end of the season.

It was claimed earlier this year that the Bianconeri had already agreed a deal with the Italy Under-21 international's current employers to take him to Turin in the summer. However, it emerged later that the proposed transfer had not yet been finalised.

Consequently, Inter have now reportedly entered the fray, but the midfielder's representative, Donato Di Campli, insists that his client is only interested in joining Juve.

"The Bianconeri are his first choice, despite the presence of Andrea Pirlo, who a champion and a point of reference for Marco," the agent told Tutto Juve.

“There is nothing new to report about the negotiations, though. The two teams are talking, but nothing final has been decided."

The 19-year-old Verratti, whose current contract with Pescara runs until 2016, is considered one of Italy's most exciting young prospects, and has already made 56 Serie B appearances.