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Real Madrid Follow Up Paul Pogba Denial by Confirming They Have NOT Made Offer For Marco Verratti

Real Madrid Follow Up Paul Pogba Denial by Confirming They Have NOT Made Offer For Marco Verratti

Real Madrid have repeated the unusual step to publicly deny they are interested in signing a player this summer.

Last month, the Spanish giants released an official statement saying they had not made a bid for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.

An unusual move considering clubs like Madrid are linked with new players almost every day.

But they’ve followed that up by denying they’ve moved for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti.

Stories circulating this week say Madrid – who confirmed Rafa Benitez as their new manager yesterday – were ready to make a £44million bid for the Italian playmaker.

And the reigning European champions have now had to deny that via their official website:

In light of the rumours spread by various media outlets concerning an alleged offer on the part of Real Madrid for the player Marco Verratti, the club states:

That Real Madrid have not made any contact with PSG or the player’s agent, and therefore these rumours are completely untrue.

It’s odd for a club as big as Madrid to go on record denying speculation, but maybe it’s a good thing for all those sports reporters out there happy to spin nothing more than false rumours.

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