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Blanc casts doubt on Ibrahimovic's PSG future

Laurent Blanc has admitted that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is likely to leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season, conceding that the veteran striker "probably wants to broaden his horizons" before he retires.

Ibrahimovic has inspired the Ligue 1 outfit to three consecutive titles since joining from AC Milan in 2012 and became the capital club's all-time record scorer on October 4 when he netted twice in a 2-1 win over Marseille to take his overall tally to 110 goals in just 135 appearances in all competitions.

However, the Sweden captain's contract will expire at the end of the season and Blanc expects the 34-year-old - who has already said his next move will be a "big surprise" - to leave the Parc des Princes for pastures new next summer.

"The most important thing is a clear relationship between the club and him," the PSG boss told the Gazzetta dello Sport.

"At 34, he probably wants to broaden his horizons. We will see at the end of the season."

Goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu is also being linked with a move away from PSG, with the Italy international having lost his place in the starting line-up to summer signing Kevin Trapp.

Blanc has some sympathy for Sirigu but nonetheless feels that former Eintracht Frankfurt ace Trapp is a better fit for his side's style of play right now.

 "Sirigu is a good keeper and he did good things last year, but we wanted to improve the team based on our philosophy," the World Cup winner added.

"That is how the idea of Trapp emerged, who has different abilities such as begin very capable in anticipating the opponents.

"But if Trapp, who is young, doesn't put in good performances, Sirigu will play."