Man United line up £79m bid for Italy midfielder – report

Manchester United are pondering a huge transfer bid to sign Marco Verratti from PSG this summer, say reports

Marco Verratti could be set to join Manchester United in a £79m transfer deal from Paris Saint-Germain this summer, according to reports in Italy.

The Red Devils are widely expected to be one of the busiest Premier League clubs in the summer transfer window as Jose Mourinho gears up for his first season in charge at Old Trafford.

Mourinho made his first signing of the summer last week as United wrapped up a deal to bring defender Eric Bailly to the club from Villarreal.

United also tied down veteran midfielder Michael Carrick to a new one-year contract.

The Red Devils have been heavily linked with a move to bring striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the club on a free transfer.

Now, Corriere dello Sport is reporting that United are pondering a big money bid to bring 23-year-old midfielder Verratti to Old Trafford.

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The same report says that United are prepared to offer the Italy international £6.7m a year in wages to move to Old Trafford.

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