Football transfer rumours: PSG’s Marco Verratti to Manchester United?

Today’s fluff has its eyes elsewhere

José Mourinho must be thanking his lucky stars that Ángel Di María is busy over the other side of the pond, helping Argentina do this, rather than keep Marco Verratti company in Paris this summer. Otherwise, the Italian midfielder may well have sought out the advice of his Argentinian team-mate at PSG, to ask what life is like in Manchester, as the news that one of the city’s clubs, Manchester United, are readying a whopping £79m offer for the former Pescara man, according to reports in Italy.

Since swapping Manchester for Paris, Di María hasn’t exactly waxed lyrical about his former club recently, yet Verratti, comfortably out of earshot of the left-footed Noodle and absent from his country’s Euro 2016 squad due to a groin injury, may not care that much anyway, particularly when Ed Woodward’s £130,000-a-week offer is reportedly on the table. But then, Verratti is quite the player, isn’t he? You would think that he would rather play in the Champions League with Thiago Silva than play in the Europa League with Marcos Rojo. It’s funny what money will make a man do.

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