Inter join Juventus in race for Verratti - report

The promising midfielder has long been linked with a move to the Old Lady, but the Nerazzurri have now shown an interest in signing the €3 million-rated youngster
Young midfielder Marco Verratti could be on his way out of Pescara at the end of the 2011-12 campaign as Inter have shown an interest in signing the 19-year-old, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports.

A number of previous reports claimed that the Italy Under-21 starlet is on the verge of joining Juventus, but the Nerazzurri are believed to be ready to make a move for Verratti as well.

The Giuseppe Meazza side are looking to add some fresh blood to their squad in the summer transfer window, and sporting director Marco Branca sees Verratti as the ideal addition to Inter's midfield.

Verratti is a product of the Pescara youth academy and has developed into a key player at the Serie B side since making his first-team debut in 2008-09.

The midfielder has a contract until the summer of 2016 with Pescara, but an offer in the region of €3 million could be enough to lure him away from his current club.