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By ESPN Staff
Dec 31, 2012

PSG dismiss Cole and Sneijder talk

Paris Saint-Germain director of sport Leonardo has ruled out moves for Chelsea's Ashley Cole and Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder, but says the Ligue 1 club may still dip into the transfer market in January.

Ashley Cole has 98 caps for England
Ashley

Cole has been heavily linked with a move to the French capital in recent months, with reports in the English press suggesting an agreement had already been reached with the Blues. However, Leonardo insists PSG have no intention of approaching the England left-back.

"We have never spoken with Ashley Cole, there has never been any contact," he said. "Carlo [Ancelotti] was his coach at Chelsea, that's why that story is doing the rounds."

Sneijder is another to be associated with big-spending PSG heading into the January transfer window, but Leonardo moved swiftly to quash any further speculation.

"Sincerely, we have never contacted Wesley Sneijder to come to PSG - we have five players in his position already," he added.

However, with the backing of wealthy new owners Qatar Investment Authority, PSG are open to the possibility of adding their squad this month. Brazil international Lucas Moura has agreed to join from Sao Paulo, and his compatriot Leonardo believes more new faces may follow.

"The transfer window is always strange, you never know what can happen," he said in quotes reported in L'Equipe.

"We need to see whether players will leave, then we will look at the issue. If things stay as they are, we will not touch anything and then Lucas will be the only signing. But if players leave and there are opportunities, then we'll see.

"There are players like (Guillaume) Hoarau, Nene, (Diego) Lugano, (Siaka) Tiene and (Mohamed) Sissoko who could leave and we will see what happens in the coming days."

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