Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says that the club’s new manager, Carlo Ancelotti, will not return to PSG to poach any players.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is said to be unsettled at the Parc des Princes following Ancelotti’s departure, and Marco Verratti owes his emergence as a blossoming star to the Italian.
Both players have subsequently been linked to Madrid, but Perez has ruled out moving for either of them.
“Ancelotti has not asked us to sign a PSG player and I’m going to reassure Parisian supporters – we will not touch any player,” he told L’Equipe.
“Neither Ibrahimovic or Verratti, nor any other player.”
Perez has also reiterated Real’s stance that Cristiano Ronaldo is not for sale at any cost, to cash flush PSG or any of the Portuguese superstar’s other reported suitors.
“Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world and this Real Madrid team is built around him,” he said.
“I can therefore assure you that he’ll end his sporting career there. And we haven’t received any offers.”
Meanwhile, Perez has confirmed that he has long wanted Ancelotti to manager Real Madrid. And so finally luring him from PSG when Jose Mourinho quit the Bernabeu was met with a great sense of satisfaction and confidence for the club’s future.
“It’s the third time that I tried to get him to come here and it’s finally become a reality,” Perez said.
“I think he’s perfectly fitted to the style, the culture and the football of Real.
"He likes good footballers and wants to bring enjoyment, through our play, to supporters. That’s exactly what our members demand.”