There are conflicting reports in France regarding the future of Marco Verratti, with some suggesting the Italian midfielder has asked to leave PSG.

According to Le Parisien, Verratti met with new PSG Sporting Director Antero Henrique who assured the player that he features prominently in the clubs future and they have no intention of selling him.

In contrast, L’Equipe suggest that the meeting was concluded with Verratti formally requesting to leave the French side as he wishes to join a club that can compete for the Champions League next season.

This all follows on from Verratti’s agents’ comments last week where he talked of how Juventus were more attractive than PSG at present, fuelling obvious speculation that Juve may have a chance at signing the versatile young midfielder.

Despite Juve’s interest in the player, Mediaset Premium report that Barcelona are the main contenders to sign him and the Catalan side are preparing a €100m offer of their own.