Paris Saint-Germain have opened contract talks with Marco Verratti to ward off interest from the likes of Manchester United .
The tenacious midfielder has been linked with a move away from the French capital after being criticised by some sections of the club's fans.
Nevertheless, he has appeared in more than two thirds of PSG's league games so far this term and is considered an important part of the first-team squad.
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is a big fan of the 25-year-old while he is also said to be on Chelsea's radar ahead of the summer.
Meanwhile, Serie A champions Juventus are desperate to lure the former Pescara man back to his native Italy.
But now, according to Calciomercato, the Azzurri star is in talks about extending his current deal in Paris.
Verratti is under contract until 2021 after signing an extension in 2016 but now the club and the player's representatives are discussing fresh terms.