Ultimatum from PSG?

Barcelona target Marco Verratti has seemingly denied suggesting that he would only stay at Paris Saint-Germain if they signed “champions”.

Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Saturday that Verratti was counting on PSG to bring in several world stars for next season, amidst speculation that he lost faith in the club’s project and was pushing for a move to Barca.

However, the midfielder quickly responded on Instagram by posting a screenshot of La Gazzetta’s story, filled with question marks and symbols of ‘SOS’– referring to the distress call.

It comes after Verratti reportedly rejected PSG’s offer of a new contract worth €12m a year and asked his lawyers for legal advice over the possible punishments for him missing his side’s preseason.