Juventus could offer up to €80m in an effort to land Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti.

Despite previously encountering problems with PSG over a deal for Blaise Matuidi,  Juventus General Manager Beppe Marotta is expected to informally approach PSG about the availability of Verratti as Juve prepare to beef up the midfield for next season.

PSG are believed to value the midfielder at €100m, however the amount is not believed to be an obstacle for Juventus and according to Corriere dello Sport, Marotta could make an €80m investment for the 24-year-old Italy international. A lot will depend on Verratti and his willingness to push for a move away from the French Champions, however his recent words are seen as an encouraging sign. Speaking to RAI Sport, the midfielder praised Juve:

“I think Juve are right now one of the best four sides in the world and will get stronger over the next three or four years.

“If I was to leave Paris one day, I would have no problem going to Serie A.”

Relations between the two clubs remain hostile following Juve’s signing of Kingsley Coman on a free transfer and their pursual Jonathan Ikoné, who ultimately opted to remain with the club.