PSG director Leonardo plays down Rooney talk but hints at Nasri & Cabaye interest

The Brazilian says he would like to bring Ligue 1 alumni back to France but stressed that he has not had contact with the Manchester United striker ahead of the summer window
Paris Saint-Germain director Leonardo has dismissed suggestions that the club have bid for Wayne Rooney, but did hint at interest in Samir Nasri and Yohan Cabaye. revealed the England international told team-mates that he could soon leave the Premier League champions-elect after being left out of the Champions League quarter-final loss to Real Madrid in March - while president Nasser Al-Khelaifi also played down rumours.

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The Ligue 1 leaders have already lured a number of stars to the club in the past two seasons, and Leonardo has now hinted that his focus has turned to French players - and name-checked the aforementioned Manchester City and Newcastle midfielders.

"There has never been an offer for Cristiano Ronaldo and I never heard the names of Cavani and Rooney either," Leonardo told La Gazzetta dello Sport. "A lot of players would like to come to PSG and I cannot rule out big-money signings, but only if the chance is there.

"The landscape in football is changing. That's one of the reasons why guys like [Eden] Hazard and [Olivier] Giroud have left [Ligue 1]. But I like the idea of luring great French players back,"

"I am not talking about [Karim] Benzema, but about players such as Nasri, Ribery and Cabaye. I don't know whether it's realistic, though, as I have not had contact with any of them."