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Reports from the Daily Star claims Barcelona are preparing a bid for Aaron Ramsey as an alternative should they not be able to sign PSG’s Marco Verratti.
Barcelona had an interest in Ramsey last summer and were reportedly prepared to bid £50m for him. Ramsey has also said in previous interviews that he could see himself playing in Spain one day.
Arsenal are believed to be asking for £70m for the Welshman, who scored the winning goal in last season’s FA Cup final against Chelsea, but this could well be fake news given the Spaniards have their sights on bigger targets.
Verratti’s representative, Donato Di Campli, recently claimed that PSG are forcing his client to stay in France, comments the player has now denied.
Verratti has now issued a public statement regarding his future in France, and apologised for what his agent said.
“We have had some difficult days. I also saw another statement from my agent this morning. I wanted to say to everyone that it’s not my way of thinking, not my words. He works for me, and I want to apologise to the club, the fans, the people who work here,” the Italian’s statement read, according to AS.
“We have started pre-season training, and I’m very happy to start another one and get back to the club, my teammates, my coach and everyone. I know the club has great faith in me. Once again, I would like to apologise. You know I don’t talk a lot and that I have a lot of respect for the club.
“I’ve been here for five years. If I have become a good player, it’s thanks to Paris Saint-Germain, who believed in me at the start. That’s why I’m apologising. He (Di Campli) was mistaken with his statement.
“As I said, it’s not my way of thinking. I hope something like this won’t happen again. We want everyone to be calm. Here, I have always been at 100%. I will continue to give my best for the club.”