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Manchester United dealt blow by target's agent

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Manchester United's hopes of signing Paris Saint-Germain's Italian wonderkid, Marco Verratti, have been scrapped by the player's agent, according to the Daily Express.

David Moyes was allegedly set to pursue Verratti and his PSG team mate Blaise Matuidi, however Verratti's agent, Donata di Campli, has categorically denied any chance of his client moving this window.

Napoli were also said to be interested in the young midfielder and were planning on bringing him back to his native Italy.

“Absolutely not, Marco is absolutely not for sale at this time," Di Campli told Italian station Radio Kiss Kiss.

"Aurelio De Laurentiis [Napoli president] can also call PSG but he will find the door closed!" he said about the speculation from the Italian side.

The 21-year-old has made 21 appearances for Ligue 1 champions PSG this term, and has four assists to his name.

Verratti is tipped to have a bright future ahead of him and is considered a hot prospect for the future. As a central midfielder he fits the bill for David Moyes perfectly, as the United boss attempts to strengthen his squad.

Blaise Matuidi's contract runs out in the summer, so it may be worth Moyes acting on his interest and snapping up the 26-year-old.

PSG would rather ship out for a price than lose at the end of the season on a free.

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