Paris Saint-Germain director Leonardo has refused to rule out a move for Cristiano Ronaldo as rumours increase linking the Portugal to a Madrid exit.
The runner-up at the Ballon d’Or 2012 had admitted before the transfer season began that he was not happy at the club and it has been rumoured that he will not be looking to sign a new contract.
“Cristiano Ronaldo? Paris Saint-Germain have become a club where anything is possible,” Leonardo was quoted by L’Equipe.
“However, he still has an ongoing contract with Real Madrid and we have to realise that he will not leave Madrid for just any club.
“When we are discussing a possible transfer for a player like Cristiano Ronaldo, there are only four or five clubs that can be taken into consideration. Paris Saint-Germain are one of those clubs …”
Interestingly, Leonardo quickly ruled out any possibilities of signing Lionel Messi, Patrice Evra and Ashley Cole.
“[Messi] will never leave Barcelona,” he stated. “With [Christophe] Jallet, Maxwell, [Gregory] van der Wiel and [Sylvain] Armand, I think we have what it takes.
“In the future, we will talk about it, but not now. Cole or Evra? No.”
PSG have reached the last 16 of the Champions League but Leonardo admits that his side will not be winning the title.
“It’s certain that Barca are the favourites,” he continued. “But we can also say that there are seven games until the final …”
Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva were rumoured to be unhappy at the club, but Leonardo ruled out any such possibilities.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has made a considerable impact since joining the club from Milan in the summer, and Leonardo says his form shows that the player is happy at the club.
“Ibra is not only a great man, he has everything. If Ibra and Thiago [Silva] were not happy here, they would not be playing this way.”