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Leonardo: Zlatan will stay at PSG

April 24, 2013
By ESPN.com news services

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo said 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 said 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.

"Now is not the time to talk about the market," Leonardo told Sky Sport Italia. "But I can say that Cavani is not our objective at this time.

"Do not expect an amazing market from us this year -- we've already got them at this team."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.