Juventus GM Beppe Marotta has explained their failed summer pursuit of Marco Verratti.

Verratti is now starring in France with PSG after leaving Pescara.

Marotta said: "Verratti? Juventus signed Paul Pogba on a free transfer and we are enhancing Luca Marrone, two excellent talents who we believe in a lot.

"Unfortunately we couldn't spend €12m on Verratti. It's the same old story of financial restraints."