Verratti: I want success with PSG, not Barcelona

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti says he intends to stay at the Ligue 1 side in favour of a sensational move to Barcelona.

Following the 4-0 drubbing of the La Liga champions in their first-leg last-16 tie at the Parc des Princes last week, the diminutive midfielder was lauded by Andres Iniesta as the heir to his position at the Blaugrana.

However, the Italy international has now quashed rumours he is interested in joining Luis Enrique's side, by claiming he has set his heart on bringing European glory to Les Parisiens.

"My dream is to win here, in Paris, even if we hadn't won the first leg I'd be saying that. I trust the club and the project," he told Football Espana.

"When you are a part of a great project you feel very good about it and in my opinion winning here is different to winning at all other clubs."

Since arriving in Paris from Pescara for €12m, the deep-lying-playmaker has won four consecutive Ligue 1 titles.