Berlusconi has admitted the former Pescara ace is on the radar…
Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has revealed that the Rossoneri are interested in signing Italy international midfielder Marco Verratti from Paris Saint-Germain, Sky Sports understands.
The 20-year-old midfielder joined PSG on a five-year deal from Italian side Pescara in the summer. He broke into the Azzurri squad in August, has made 18 league appearances for Les Parisiens this season, tallying three assists. As a result, he has drawn comparisons to Italian veteran Andrea Pirlo, who was let go by Milan in 2011, and regretfully so, insisted Berlusconi.
“I shouldn’t have left Pirlo go,” Berlusconi told Sport Mediaset. “But we now have Riccardo Montolivo.”
“For the future, we are interested in Verratti. He is one of those players that we are examining, then we will see if there are conditions that make the deal possible.”
Regarding the latest speculation linking the former Pescara star with a move to the San Siro, Donato Di Campli, the Italy international’s agent, said: ”If that is the case then he’ll have to talk with Paris Saint-Germain and he has an excellent relationship with PSG director Leonardo.”
Serie A, Premier League and La Liga leaders Juventus, Manchester United and Barcelona respectively, are also reportedly keen on the 20-year-old.
In the meantime, Real Madrid’s Kaka has finally been called-up by new coach Felipe Scolari for Brazil’s friendly against Russia. The match will be played on 25 March at the Stamford Bridge.