Manchester United Transfer News: Marco Verratti 'Available' in Latest Rumours

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistJune 13, 2018

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 6: Marco Verratti of PSG during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Real Madrid at Parc des Princes stadium on March 6, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
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Manchester United have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Paris Saint-Germain's Marco Verratti after the Italian midfielder was upset with new manager Thomas Tuchel.

According to Calciomercato (via Richard Fay of the Manchester Evening News), the Red Devils have been told Verratti is available and looking for a new challenge.

The report added he is "furious" after Tuchel told him to lose weight and he now wants out of Paris.

Verratti's agent is Mino Raiola, a number of whose clients have joined United in recent years, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Romelu Lukaku.

If the 25-year-old is looking for a way out of PSG, it would be no surprise if Old Trafford was a potential destination.

Italian-born Dutch football agent Mino Raiola speaks to journalists on September 2, 2016 during presentation of Nice's football club new signings at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, southeastern France. / AFP / VALERY HACHE        (Photo credit should
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And United could be improved by the addition of Verratti.

He remains ill-disciplined, but the 25-year-old is a gifted technical midfielder.

A deep-lying playmaker, he could fill the role vacated by Michael Carrick following his retirement at the end of last season.

United have already added a new man to their central ranks, though, after agreeing to sign Brazilian midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk earlier in June.

That does not necessarily rule out the Premier League giants from signing Verratti, but manager Jose Mourinho will likely be eager to first address other areas, most pressingly the centre of defence.

Furthermore, the Italy international still has a contract with PSG until 2021, so even if the French champions are open to selling him, they may demand a fee that proves restrictive. 

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