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Barcelona are interested in Marco Verratti, confirms Augusti Benedito

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Augusti Benedito, one of FC Barcelona’s presidential candidates for this year’s elections, is a big fan of Paris St.Germain’s Italian midfielder, Marco Verratti, and the 22-year-old could end up at Camp Nou if Benedito is elected, according to Spanish newspaper Marca.

Benedito admitted a few days ago that he would not take part in the name game until the campaign is over, but eventually ended his unwavering stance on the matter by conceding that the Catalans are interested in the Italian international.

Confirmation in Verratti

"We've talked to his representative who indicated his availability," he said.

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"We haven't got as far as negotiating, but there's interest and a good understanding", he explained, whilst also insisting that the player: "Is happy in Paris."

Agent quotes

That might be all well and good, however Verratti’s agent, Donati Di Campli, believes the 22-year-old is unlikely to leave the Ligue 1 champions for quite a while yet.

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"I haven't seen Freixa (Barcelona board member), as was reported in the media, but I have spoken to him on the telephone," he told Sky Italia.

"But I speak with a lot of people every day and it doesn't mean anything.”

With clubs like Real Madrid, Manchester United and Juventus reportedly interested too, this could be a long summer for the highly coveted Italian international.

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