Man United ready to launch sensational bid to sign Marco Verratti

According to reports in Italy, Manchester United are ready to break the bank to bring Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti to Old Trafford this summer.

Corriere dello Sport claims that the Red Devils are weighing up a shock £79 million for the Italian superstar, who is currently on a break due to a groin injury.

The 23-year-old, who was heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid earlier this year – has racked up more than 150 appearances for the Ligue 1 champions and has been a key figure under Laurent Blanc as the Parisians claimed four league titles in a row and one French cup.

The Old Trafford outfit are in hunt of some fresh wingers in the centre of the park and Verratti has been identified as a potential target this summer.

Verratti joined PSG from Pescara in 2012 and his contract is valid until 2020, is a key figure at the French capital but suffered an injury-hit campaign last season.