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The Italian coach has talked up the potential of his compatriot, insisting he will not consider allowing the midfield starlet to move away from Parc des Princes

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.

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