Barcelona Coach Ernesto Valverde ‘is not thinking about’ signing Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti or anyone else, he has confirmed.
The new manager’s rein has started with the signings of Gerard Deulofeu (Everton) and Nelson Semedo (Benfica) but their reported pursuit of the 24-year-old Italian has so far proved unsuccessful.
“(Signing Marco Verratti) is something I am not thinking about,” Valverde told reporters on Monday.
“To be honest, I’m not really thinking about signing any player but Barcelona are working in order to have the best possible squad.
“I have to work with the players I have, that is my idea right now.
“We know we are Barcelona and we know many players will want to come to the club, that is logical.
“We want to have the best players in the world, as we have already.”