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Verratti laughs at Pogba transfer fee

2016-11-11 15:16
Paul Pogba (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti claims no player is worth Paul Pogba's world record transfer fee with interest in the Italian intensifies.

Verratti is said to be a key target for Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte as he looks to replicate his successful Juventus side with a deep-lying playmaker in the mould of Andrea Pirlo.

Despite the rumours, Verratti has reiterated that he is happy in Ligue 1 while also claiming he does not feel he would attract a bid in the same bracket of Pogba's price - after his agent claimed only €100m could prize him away from PSG.

"No player should be worth that kind of money," he told reporters while on international duty with Italy. "I started from nothing, I laugh in the face of figures like that.

"It's bad, because that makes you think one player can solve a game alone.

"I don't feel I'm worth that figure. It's nice to have a lot of clubs interested in me, but I'm thinking about winning the Champions League with PSG and improving myself.

"Every year could be the magical one that you remember for the rest of your life," he added. "I hope it's a great year, but it's not the time to talk about the transfer market and I'm not planning to leave Paris where I'm very happy.

"PSG are one of the five or six best teams in Europe."

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