Swedish international dismisses reports of wanting Paris exit.
Paris Saint-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he has no plans to quit the French capital in the near future amid speculation he wants to leave.
The 31-year-old signed a three-year deal after joining the club from AC Milan last summer, and helped the capital club to the Ligue 1 title last season.
However, the Swede has been linked with a move away from France after the departure of Carlo Ancelotti to Real Madrid, with the media suggesting that Ibra was left unimpressed by the appointment of Laurent Blanc.
As a result, it was reported that he wanted to join the Italian tactician in Spain, however he has moved to dismiss the speculation surrounding his future and revealed he is committed to helping the club maintain their recent success.
“I’m happy in Paris. Everything that you write and you read in the papers isn’t true, but that’s the work of the media,” he told the media as reported by ESPN.
“I’m wearing a PSG shirt today and I’ll wear it again against Real Madrid on Saturday. I’ll continue to wear it, and I think it looks good on me.
“From the first day I signed at PSG, everything’s always gone really well. My presentation was extraordinary. Luckily, I’ve been able to repay them for that fantastic welcome by winning the title last season. Now I hope to be able to continue to do that, so I don’t think the supporters need to be worried.”
However, reports in the French media suggest that things aren’t that straight forward, with the big Swede expected to hold talks with president Nasser Al-Khelaifi on his return from their pre-season tour in Sweden.
It is understood that Ibrahimovic will seek a salary increase, similar to that agreed by Thiago Silva last week, after the Brazilian turned down a move to Barcelona.
Reports claim that the striker wants to have his package increased after rejecting the interest from clubs around Europe, although there has been no official word from either the club or the player regarding the speculation.