Ligue 1 - Rumour: PSG reject Barca’s Marquinhos bid

Paris Saint-Germain are unwilling to let Marquinhos join Barcelona and have turned down a €43m (£34m) offer, it has been claimed.

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Ligue 1 - Rumour: PSG reject Barca’s Marquinhos bid
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Marquinhos, PSG defender, during 2013-2014 season

AS cite reports from the Brazilian Press that say Barca made the offer, only for it to be summarily dismissed by the French club.

Marquinhos’ route into the PSG first team is blocked by fellow Brazilians David Luiz and Thiago Silva but Coach Laurent Blanc is said to see the 20-year-old as important for the future.

Despite the signing of Jeremy Mathieu, Barca are understood to want another centre-back, with Marquinhos on the list alongside Thomas Vermaelen, Daniel Agger and others, AS say.

OUR VIEW

Marquinhos is some talent and would be a real signing for the future for Barcelona as they go about building a new defence. However, there is another target who now appears more likely to move...

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