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Leonardo: 'I'm staying, Ibra too'

Ligue 1 > News
25/04/2013

PSG sporting director Leonardo has denied rumours that he is set to leave the club, also declaring that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be going anywhere but leaving a question mark over the future of coach Carlo Ancelotti.

Rumours have been circulating that the Brazilian could be on his way to Inter - a club where he still has many contacts after a stint as coach in 2010-11 - but on Wednesday afternoon he decided to set the record straight on that - and a number of other transfer issues.

Quite clear

"I will be staying at PSG, and I've never had any intention of leaving," he said flatly before turning his attention to Ibrahimovic, whom the Italian press continue to link with a move to former club Juventus. "Ibra will still be with Paris next season, that's quite clear."

The former Brazil international also put paid to rumours linking Argentina striker Ezequiel Lavezzi and Italy midfielder Marco Verratti with summer moves, but explained that coach Carlo Ancelotti's future at the club - his contract runs out at the end of the season - remains in the hands of the ex-Milan and Chelsea boss.

Ligue 1 priority

"We want Carlo to stay, but first of all we have to win the league," explained Leonardo of his coach, who has been linked with a possible move Real Madrid should José Mourinho's tempestuous time at the Santiago Bernabeu come to an end in the summer. "That's our absolute priority. After that, it will be up to Carlo to decide and to see whether or not he wants to continue at the helm of PSG."

 

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