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Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Edinson Cavani to stay at PSG - Laurent Blanc

Laurent Blanc says there was never any doubt that Zlatan Ibrahimovic would remain at Paris Saint-Germain this season and indicated that Edinson Cavani and Thiago Motta will also stay.

Ibrahimovic, 33, has been linked with a return to Italy, with both Milan clubs reported to be keen to take him back to Lombardy.

However, Inter boss Roberto Mancini acknowledged on Saturday that the striker is unlikely to leave PSG this summer and Blanc confirmed that the Ligue 1 champions have no intention of cashing in.

"For me, there have never been any doubts as to his presence in the team for 2015-16," he told Le Parisien.

Edinson Cavani and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have both been linked with moves this summer.

There has also been speculation for some time that Cavani is keen to move on, but Blanc said the Uruguay international would only be sold if it suited PSG.

Asked how the club would react if Cavani asked to leave, he replied: "The wish to leave must correspond with the desires of the club. If we want a strong institution, it's necessary for the club to be more important than the players who represent it."

Blanc -- who is keen to add Angel Di Maria to his squad this summer -- said midfielder Thiago Motta should also remain at the Parc des Princes.

"I want to keep him," he said. "The club does too. He is a key player -- he is very important in our system of play. We have to make sure he is with us this season."

PSG have allowed Yohan Cabaye to leave for Crystal Palace after the France international failed to establish himself in Blanc's first-team plans, and the coach said he intends to replace the midfielder.

"Every player who leaves will be [replaced]," he said. "This is our idea. In the end, I hope there will not be too many differences between what we want to do and what actually happens."

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