Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez has revealed there’s no agreement Paris Saint-Germain for their midfielder Marco Verratti.
The 24-year-old Italian international is long been associated with a move to the Camp Nou from the French capital.
However, despite intense speculation, Fernandez has put the record straight regarding any prospective transfer.
“He currently has a contract [with PSG], so there is little I can say,” he said, as reported by Goal.
“If you want to make something happen with a player who has an ongoing contract then you first need to come to an agreement with his club.”
As a result of the 24-time Spanish champions seemingly ruling out a transfer, it has left the door wide open for Juventus, the other club he’s been most associated with during this window though a move to Turin is unlikely.
Verratti, who Andrea Pirlo recently named as his successor, has four years left on his current PSG contract having signed an extension last August.
He initially joined the Parisians 2012 from boyhood club Pescara under then manager Carlo Ancelotti and going on to accumulate 201 first team appearances scoring six goals and creating a further 36.
Across his time in France so far he’s lifted 15 pieces of silverware including four Ligue 1 championships and three Coupe de France.