Real Madrid hold secret talks with Paris St-Germain over Barcelona target


The Italian midfielder has dazzled at the French giants since signing from Pescara in 2012.

And his impressive displays haven’t gone unnoticed.

Real’s arch rivals, Barcelona, have been desperate to secure his services.

However, Spanish media outlet Don Balon say Perez is now sniffing around.

But despite Real and PSG enjoying a close relationship, the Ligue 1 side are unwilling to do business.

Verratti has been touted as a replacement for Andres Iniesta at Barca.


The 33-year-old didn’t perform consistently last season and suffered several injury setbacks.

He has been a stalwart of the team – but looks to be on the slide.

Iniesta’s pal and former teammate David Villa is currently strutting his stuff at New York City.

And it’s thought the veteran striker is trying to lure him to the Big Apple.