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Ibra To Stay & Play With Cavani

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be leaving PSG anytime soon, according to the French club’s president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi.

Ibra is said to have been saddened by former PSG manager Carlo Ancelotti’s departure to Real Madrid, and had been linked to a reunion with the Italian.

Manchester City have also been reported as a potential destination for the big Swede, who many pundits believe is the best centre-forward in world football.

PSG confirmed the French transfer record signing of Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani on Tuesday, meaning they now own two of football’s most prolific hit-men.

As a result, speculation mounted that Ibra could be free to seek his fortune at one of his suitors.

But Al-Khelaifi is adamant that the sometimes irrationally brilliant striker is going nowhere, and has used the same impatient tone he has taken regarding Barcelona’s pursuit of Thiago Silva to make his point.

"Ibra's staying - that's certain. And he'll play with Cavani," he told Le Parisien.

"I've already said yes," he added in L’Equipe, when asked if Ibra and Silva will be PSG players this season.

"Thiago's agent has clearly said it. He can't be more clear.

“Same thing for Ibra. The project is going to continue, that's for sure."

It will now be intriguing to see how new PSG boss Laurent Blanc will muscle both Ibra and Cavani into his starting line-up.

Will he play the two hulking hit-men upfront together? Or will Ibra lead the line while Cavani starts from out wide?

Another option will be for Ibra to drop into a roving number 10 style position, which he did to good effect for the Swedish national team last season.

One way or another, the two-horse race that could evolve between PSG and Monaco in Ligue 1 next season could be side-tracked by an internal two-horse race at the Parc des Princes, between regal Ibra and the pretender to his throne Cavani.

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