Date: 2nd March 2017 at 6:00pm
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will not allow midfielder Marco Verratti to leave for less than €80million (£68.5m) according to Sport.

The Spanish newspaper say that are reluctant to let the Italian leave the club but are aware that they may have a chance if they offer close to the estimated asking price.

have also been linked with the 24 year old in recent months as they seek a long term replacement for Santi Cazorla in central midfield, and to improve their options in the middle of the park.

The huge price tag may prompt to seek alternatives, but Sport reports, and their bitter rivals are continuing their pursuit of the midfielder.

The Italian has scored two goals, and provided six assists in 28 matches this season, and he was one of the standout performers when faced in the Champions League last month. A performance which may have increased their determination to land the player.