Paris Saint-Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti has quashed rumours linking Marco Verratti with a move away from the club, stressing his importance to the future of the Ligue 1 side.
The Italy international has been linked with a move to Real Madrid as well as a return to his homeland with Juventus but Ancelotti has insisted he has no intention of letting one of the club's brightest young players move on after just a single season in France.
"For a debut season, he has played very well," he told a press conference on Saturday. "He will be a very important player for the future of PSG and Italy. The important players to PSG stay at PSG."
Verratti has made 38 appearances in all competitions for the Ligue 1 leaders this season.
PSG can move nine points clear of second-placed Olympique de Marseille with just three games remaining if they defeat Valenciennes on Sunday, all-but-mathematically wrapping the division title up.