Juventus €4m shy of asking price for Verratti, claims Pescara director

It was reported that the Old Lady had already got their man, but the Delfini have revealed that the Bianconeri's bid for the player is not to satisfactory

Pescara sporting director Daniele Delli Carri has claimed that there is "a chance" that Marco Verratti will still be at the club next season, with Juventus thought to be far from from meeting the €12 million valuation of the midfielder.

It was reported that the Bianconeri agreed a deal with Zdenek Zeman's side for the 19-year-old playmaker in March, but the two clubs are still at loggerheads over the fee.

"When Juventus first contacted us two months ago it was their intention to take him to Turin so that he could become their new Andrea Pirlo," Delli Carri told Radio CRC. "However, Juventus haven’t signed him.

"There is still some difference between the €8m that they are offering and the €12m that we are requesting, so there is a chance that Verratti will stay here with us."

Verratti, who has already stated that he would like to remain at the Stadio Adriatico on loan for another year even if he does join Juve this summer, is considered one of the most exciting young players in Italy and has been included in Cesare Prandelli's preliminary squad for Euro 2012.