Chelsea make £55m transfer bid for 24-year-old – report

Chelsea have made a £55m bid for Marco Verratti but the Italian is proving difficult to sign, according to reports

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Chelsea have made a £55m summer transfer bid to sign Marco Verratti from Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports in the British media.

The Sun is reporting that Antonio Conte is keen to bring the 24-year-old Italy international to Stamford Bridge as he prepares his side for a return to the Champions League next season.

However, the same story states that Verratti has informed PSG that he wants to stay at the French club beyond the summer transfer window and is ready to reject Chelsea’s advances.

The article claims that Conte sees Verratti as the perfect option to boost his creative options in midfield ahead of his second season in charge at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea are likely to be on the lookout for a host of new players in the summer transfer window as Conte prepares his team to compete on four fronts next term.

The article in the British newspaper explains that Verratti is proving more difficult to land for Chelsea than had been initially anticipated.

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Chelsea are aiming to win a domestic double this season and will take on Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley at the end of the month.

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