Juventus target Marco Verratti considering Paris Saint-Germain move

The midfielder, who had previously stated his desire to play alongside 'idol' Andrea Pirlo at Juve, is mulling over a reported €12m move to the Qatar-owned French side
Italian Under-21 international Marco Verratti is considering a switch to Paris Saint-Germain, Pescara owner Daniele Sebastiani has confirmed.

Verratti starred as the Delfini were promoted from Serie B as champions last season, but Sebastiani confirmed on Thursday that the club had agreed terms with the Ligue 1 giants, with a fee reported to be in the region of €12 million.

"We reached an agreement with PSG, now it's up to Verratti, we'll wait for his final approval," he told Radio Sportiva. "For him it's the chance of a lifetime."

Verratti's agent, Donato Di Campli, confirmed that successful talks had taken place with the French capital club, who were taken over by a Qatari investment group in August 2011.

"We have had this first meeting with PSG, [it was] very useful. We talked with all the parties involved and everyone made their requests. PSG showed great interest in Verratti," he told Gazzetta dello Sport.

"We were really impressed by the stadium, the club head office, the whole context of this new PSG. We'll take some days to think about this and we will meet again."

Veratti had earlier stated his desire to play with Andrea Pirlo at Juventus.