Time to stop the presses; Bayern Munich is not making a run at signing Marco Veratti this summer. The 24-year-old Paris Saint Germain midfielder has been extensively linked with Bayern over the past week for a summer transfer. With news of Xabi Alonso’s retirement on Wednesday, that news cycle has ramped into high gear. Don’t believe it.
Speaking on Tuesday, Veratti’s agent Donato Di Campli poured water on the flames, noting that he has had no contact with Bayern over any supposed move of his client and that Bayern is required to contact PSG first to express interest. Di Campli further noted that Veratti is on a long-term contract with the Parisian club.
Di Campli’s quotes weren’t enough to douse rumors, so Carlo Ancelotti added his two cents, saying "I have not spoken with Marco Verratti for the past three months or so, I did not call him either. I think Marco will stay at Paris Saint-Germain for a long time.”
When you add up both sides denying there is any interest along with the fact that the initial report from Le Parisien is based on citation from family sources, there’s every reason to ignore this story. But maybe keep it in your periphery? Because everyone wants to dream that a player as talented as Marco Verrati is going to be in Munich next year.