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Man United look to swap record signing Pogba for PSG superstar

Manchester United FC transfer news Paris Saint Germain attempt to ward off Red Devils by offering Verratti a new contract Paris Saint Germain midfielder Marco Verratti
Montrelle Montesinos | 14 Marcha, 2018, 23:51

According to a report from the well-regarded Miguel Delaney, writing in the Independent, Mourinho wants four new faces at Old Trafford next season - with as many as seven facing an exit.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is a big fan of the 25-year-old while he is also said to be on Chelsea's radar ahead of the summer.

The Italian was sent off against Real Madrid in the Champions League second round all but ending PSG's hopes of a comeback.On Wednesday, PSG play angers on Wednesday night and L'Equipe focus on the players with the headline, "Verratti must mature".

The Italian star is represented by Mino Raiola, who was instrumental in the deals that brought Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Manchester United in Mourinho's first summer in charge. Psg, however, would not be open to sell.

His own manager, Unai Emery, spoke about the need to learn how to keep his head in moments of tension.

Verratti remains under the microscope in the French capital.

The names being suggested for a new centre-half partner for Eric Bailly are predictably Barcelona's Samuel Umtiti and Tottenham's Alderweireld, but it is the mention of a Verratti/Pogba swap that is eye-catching. "He has a lot of character, a temperament".

The Blaugrana have long needed a player in Verratti's mould; a midfielder who can dictate and control games from the centre of the park, as Xavi Hernandez did at the Camp Nou until his departure in 2015.

"He is the future of PSG and knows that he must improve".