Verratti: PSG "shut door" on sale of Barcelona target - report

Le Parisien says Paris Saint-Germain's sporting director is refusing to sanction the departure of Marco Verratti, who is being linked with Barça.

Verratti: PSG "shut door" on sale of Barcelona target - report

Paris Saint-Germain are adamant that Barcelona target Marco Verratti will not be leaving the Parc des Princes, according to a report in the French media.

Henrique determined Verratti won't be leaving

Le Parisien says PSG's new sporting director, Antero Henrique, has "shut the door right away" on the possibility of the Italy international being sold this summer.

Verratti reported to have handed in transfer request

At the weekend, sports daily L'Équipe claimed that Verratti has told the Ligue 1 giants that he wants a move.

The midfielder is being strongly linked with Barça, with Los Azulgranas said to be ready to shell out around 100 million euros for the 24-year-old.

Verratti, who is under contract until 2021, joined PSG from Italians Pescara in 2012, and has made 206 appearances for the club, scoring six goals.

L'Équipe reported on Sunday that Verratti has informed PSG of his desire to leave this summer.