Ancelotti: Fifty per cent chance I'll leave PSG

The Parisiens have already confirmed that they have rejected an approach from Real Madrid for the Italian coach, who landed the Ligue 1 title last weekend

Paris Saint-Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti has admitted that it is “50-50” whether he will remain at the Parc des Princes.

The Italian coach still has a year to run on his current contract with the newly-crowned Ligue 1 champions but that has not dissuaded Real Madrid from trying to lure him to the Santiago Bernabeu, with les Parisiens president Nasser Al-Khelaifi having confirmed earlier this week that he has already rejected one approach from los Blancos.

However, Ancelotti has confessed that, while he wants to honour his deal with PSG, his future in the French capital remains uncertain.

“Today, it is 50-50,” he told L’Equipe when asked about the likelihood of him still being at the Parc des Prince next season. “I want [to stay], but only if there is the opportunity to continue. I am well integrated here and I’m not a person who likes change.

“I was disappointed when I left Chelsea. And if I leave Paris, there will inevitably be a little sadness; that’s normal.

“I see, these days, that everyone wants me to stay. The most important thing is to work in an atmosphere where you feel you trust.

“Everybody knows my position: I have a contract with PSG and if I want to leave the club, I have to talk with the club. I will do things correctly, as I have always done.”

Ancelotti dismissed the suggestion that his next move hinges on whether PSG grant him a greater say in the running of the club, insisting that there has been no falling-out with sporting director Leonardo.

“This is not a matter of having more power,” he declared. “My job is to prepare the team on the field. I do not want anything else because my trust Leonardo is fantastic.

“We have all been through a lot of things, some beautiful, some less beautiful. But I have not yet spoken with the club. We will have a meeting on Friday and then we’ll see.

“First, I want to talk to the club and understand what happened this season and what will happen in the future.”

Indeed, Ancelotti revealed that he has yet to discuss this summer’s transfer targets with his employers.

“We have not yet spoken about it,” the 53-year-old confirmed. “We had a lot to do so far. But the backbone has been made. The team is already competitive. We only need to strengthen a little bit.”

Ancelotti added that that also means rejecting any offers for Jeremy Menez and Mamadou Sakho, who have been linked with Monaco in recent days.

“These are two young players and young players are part of the future of PSG,” he explained. “They are non-transferable.”

Ancelotti, who has won the European Cup as a player and its successor the Champions League as a coach, joined PSG six months after being sacked by Chelsea.

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