PSG reject Barca’s Maquinhos bid

Paris Saint-Germain are unwilling to let Marquinhos join Barcelona and have turned down a €43m offer, it has been claimed.

AS cite reports from the Brazilian Press that say Barca made the offer, only for it to be summarily dismissed by the French club.

Marquinhos’ route into the PSG first team is blocked by fellow Brazilians David Luiz and Thiago Silva but Coach Laurent Blanc is said to see the 20-year-old as important for the future.

Despite the signing of Jeremy Mathieu, Barca are understood to want another centre-back, with Marquinhos on the list alongside Thomas Vermaelen, Daniel Agger and others, AS say.

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