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Iniesta sees Verratti as successor at Barcelona

Marco Verratti will stay at PSG

According to Il Corriere dello Sport, Juventus and Barcelona have joined clubs in the race to sign PSG playmaker Marco Verratti.

The 24- year-old Italy international is one of the most sought-after midfielders in Europe on the back of his stellar displays for PSG over the past few seasons.

Inter Milan, Bayern Munich and Monaco are all keen on Verratti, but they will face competition for his signature from Barca and Juve.

Barca chiefs believe Verratti would be the ideal long-term replacement for Andres Iniesta, who turns 33 this year, while Juve are willing to spend big to bolster their midfield ahead of next term.