Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti has claimed he has not spoken with Paris Saint Germain midfielder Marco Verratti over a potential move.

Prior reports have it that the Italian boss held talks with the 24-year-old regarding a move to the Allianz area in the summer.

According to Le Parsien, Ancelotti wants Verratti to join Bayern and has called him on the phone as he views him as a long-term replacement for Xabi Alonso, whose contract expires this summer.

Reports in German outlet, Bild also claim that the German champions will have to shell out a staggering £69 million fee.

However, Ancelotti has insisted he is not moving for the midfielder, suggesting he will stay with the French side ‘for a long time’.

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‘I have not spoken with Marco Verratti for the past three months or so,’ said Ancelotti.

‘I did not call him either.

‘I think Marco will stay at Paris Saint-Germain for a long time.

‘I know him quite well from my time at PSG. He is a great player and is professional.’

Chelsea are also said to be considering a move for Marco Verratti and Antonio Conte may move for him in the summer as he hopes to shuffle his midfield area.


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