PSG’s Verratti confirms Serie A plan

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Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti says he would only consider a return to Serie A should he decide to part ways with the French champions.

The talented playmaker was quizzed over his future while on international duty with Italy, after newly-appointed Azzurri coach Giampiero Ventura claimed the player was unhappy at PSG.

Ventura suggested the player was not being utilised in the correct position, and this was the reason for the player feeling unsettled in the capital city.

"In Paris, Verratti is playing just behind the strikers, but it's not the right position for him. He is a playmaker," Ventura said.

"Also Verratti is not happy in PSG because he is playing in the wrong position.

"It's a shame because Verratti is an amazing player."

However, Verratti has dismissed the claims of the Italy coach, insisting that he is planning for a long-term stay at Parc des Princes.

"I'm fine in Paris, I am well set and I intend to stay there as long as possible," Verratti told reporters.

"If one day I decide to leave the PSG, I do not hide that I would go back to Italy, but for now I think not."