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The former Juventus coach dismissed rumors surrounding the Blues defender, but conceded that the club needs to strengthen its rearguard if it is to win Ligue 1 next season.

Carlo Ancelotti has denied speculation linking Paris Saint-Germain with a move for Chelsea defender John Terry, but admitted that his side is in the hunt for a center back after Thiago Silva elected to stay at AC Milan.

PSG had been heavily linked with the Brazilian defender, but the San Siro club announced on Monday that he has signed a contract extension until 2017.

Ancelotti, who worked with Terry at Stamford Bridge between 2009 and 2011, ruled out any interest in the Englishman.

"We are looking for a central defender. The club is in contact with some players, but not John Terry," the former Milan boss declared at a press conference.

Ancelotti also denied that Nene wants out of Paris.

"Nene didn't ask to leave the club," he said.

After finishing runner up to Montpellier last season, the manager has set his sights on going one better this time around.

"Last year, we ranked second. This year, we clearly want to be champions," he continued. "There's also the Champions League, which will be as important as Ligue 1. But I think it will be easier to win the league."

Ancelotti also welcomed the signing of Ezequiel Lavezzi, who joined the French capital club on a four-year deal from Napoli on Monday.

"Lavezzi is an experienced player; he has played four seasons in Italy," he said. "He is really motivated and made a good impression during our last meeting. He can bring quality and competition to the team."



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