Barcelona target insists he'll not move this summer

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Barcelona have been dealt a blow by summer transfer target Marco Verratti’s admission he be a Paris Saint-Germain player next season, via Sky.

The Blaugrana are believed to have identified Italy international Verratti as the man to replace Andres Iniesta, with the 32-year-old the subject of interest from China. His contract also runs out next summer.

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But Verratti seems to have poured cold water on the possibility of a move to the Camp Nou, at least this year, by outlining his desire to remain in Paris.

“I’m happy in Paris, it’s a great project and I’ll still be there next season,” he said.

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Barcelona are enduring a tough season this year, trailing arch-rivals Real Madrid in the LaLiga title race, but they did complete the most remarkable Champions League comeback of all time against PSG, recovering from 4-0 down to win 6-1 on aggregate in the last 16.

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