Marco Verratti has urged PSG to sell him to Barcelona and threatened not to return for pre-season training.
La Gazzetta dello Sport claim the Italy midfielder has told the Ligue 1 club's executives he has his heart set on a move to the Spanish giants, who are looking for a replacement for Andres Iniesta with the 33-year-old approaching the twilight of his career.
The PSG midfielder is a major transfer target for Barcelona who have reportedly
However, PSG president
Barcelona have made their interest in Verratti known and RMC reporter
He said, as quoted by Paris Fans: "I think we've never been closer to Marco Verratti's departure. Some imagined it was to raise the sauce, so the contract with the PSG. Verratti and his agent were customary by the fact.
"But here, the case is so committed that it is no longer a question of money. Concerning the Barca, if there is indeed a sector where he must imagine the succession of two players, it is well in the midfield.
"In Barca, they imagine that Verratti is the ideal man to replace at least Xavi.