Manchester United could reportedly seek to break their transfer record this summer with Paris Saint-Germain’s Marco Verratti on their radar. The France international had previously attracted interest from United last summer but the club were put off by Les Parisiens’ £100m asking price.
According to The Mirror, United are likely to spend big on midfield recruits this summer after witnessing their arch-rivals Liverpool secure the services of midfield duo Fabinho and Naby Keita. A deal for Shakhtar Donetsk’s Fred appears to have already been finalised and the Red Devils are now said to be eyeing a record move for Verratti.
The Italy international, who is surprisingly a transfer target for West Ham United, does not have World Cup duties this summer unlike some of his Paris Saint-Germain duties and The Mirror suggests that United are not in a rush to get a transfer deal struck.
Nevertheless, the FA Cup finalists need to come up with a bid of at least £100m if they are secure the midfielder’s signature from Parc des Princes. Verratti has been unfairly criticised by the French media in the past and his agent has previously indicated that his client could pursue a big-money move elsewhere.