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Leonardo: Ibrahimovic to stay at PSG

Paris Saint-Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic
The former Barcelona and AC Milan striker joined Paris Saint-Germain last summer.
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Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo says Zlatan Ibrahimovic is ''100 percent'' certain to remain with the French club next season.

Italian media has linked Ibrahimovic with a move back to Italy, with Juventus eager to bring back its former striker.

In an interview with Italian television Wednesday, Leonardo says Ibrahimovic and Ezequiel Lavezzi ''will remain here 100 percent ... and the same goes for me. I don't have any intention of returning to Italy.''

Leonardo, a former AC Milan and Inter Milan coach, was less confident about coach Carlo Ancelotti, saying ''we want him to stay but the future is in his hands.''

Ancelotti has been linked with a move to Real Madrid.

Leonardo also says big-spending PSG is not interested in signing Napoli striker Edinson Cavani.

"The Uruguayan is not our goal this summer," the Brazilian told Sky Sport Italia. "You should not expect a sensational transfer market [from PSG] because we already have champions."

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The former Brazilian international also dismissed a possible return to Serie A giants Inter in the summer, pledging his future with the Parisians after this season.

"I will stay in Paris next year in the same way as Ibrahimovic and Lavezzi," the former AC Milan star added. I have a good relationship with [Inter president Massimo] Moratti, but I don't have the intention of returning to Italy.

"If there are many teams interested in them [Ibrahimovic and Lavezzi], it just means that we had a good transfer market last summer!"

 



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