Juventus are not prepared to spend big to sign Marco Verratti from Paris Saint-Germain, according to general director Giuseppe Marotta.
Marco Verratti has reportedly informed the French club that he wishes to leave this summer after five years, during which time he has attracted many admirers.
Verratti is said to be valued at around £88m by PSG, which Catalan giants Barcelona may be willing to pay, but Juventus will not push ahead with a move having spent big 12 months ago to sign Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli.
“A transfer like that of Higuain last season was extraordinary,” he told Corriere della Sera. “Right now, you see some crazy figures being mentioned on the transfer market.
“When you look at the tactical situation and the amount of money he would cost, we are not interested in Verratti. We are not going to spend €100 million on him.”