Verratti denies giving PSG ultimatum

Marco Verratti insists he never gave an interview issuing an ultimatum to Paris Saint-German to retain his services for another season.

The Italy international has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona after impressing on the domestic scene and in the Champions League.

Verratti was quoted by La Gazzetta dello Sport as saying he wanted PSG to show their ambition by signing "champions" in order to keep him at Parc des Princes.

The 24-year-old midfielder took to Instagram on Saturday to question the validity of the article, which was then confirmed by the journalist who conducted the interview, Alessandro Grandesso.

But Verratti denied ever speaking to Grandesso and said he was getting fed up with all the constant speculation surrounding his future.

Jour de match @psg ??

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"I did not give an interview with anyone and I have never discussed with PSG the situation presented in the article this morning," he wrote on the social media platform.

"I hope you all stop speaking without knowing. There is a limit to all."