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Ibrahimovic remains content at PSG

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic insists he never considered leaving Paris St Germain during the summer transfer window.

The Swedish striker has spent just 12 months in France, but has seen his future called into question throughout that time. Talk of a return to Italy, where he has been so successful, refuses to go away -- with former employers Juventus and AC Milan both reported to be keen on luring him back to Serie A.

PSG's big-money capture of Edinson Cavani did little to curb the rumours, with it suggested that Ibrahimovic may be moved on to make way for the Uruguayan.

The mercurial 31-year-old is, however, adamant that leaving the reigning Ligue 1 champions never crossed his mind as he is enjoying his football in the French capital.

Ibrahimovic said: "I always knew that I would not leave Paris St Germain this summer. The club takes care of me very well. Of course, you never know what will happen, but I never really considered leaving PSG."

Earlier in the week, Ibrahimovic made headlines after describing former Barcelona manager Josep Guardiola as a "spineless coward."

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Ibrahimovic went on to make a big-money move to Barcelona in 2009 but spent just a year at Camp Nou and he blames Guardiola for his troubles.

Recalling one incident when he lost his temper after Barca lost to Mourinho's Inter in the UEFA Champions League semiinals and he had angrily shouted at his manager, Ibrahimovic said: "I completely lost it, and you might have expected Guardiola to say a few words in response, but he's a spineless coward."

Ibrahimovic admits he was surprised by the way players were expected to behave at Barcelona and does not believe he fitted in under Guardiola. The Swede, who now plays for Paris St Germain, explained: "I'd already got the impression that Barcelona was a little like being back at Ajax, it was like being back at school.

"None of the lads acted like superstars, which was strange. Messi, Xavi, Iniesta, the whole gang - they were like schoolboys. The best footballers in the world stood there with their heads bowed, and I didn't understand any of it. It was ridiculous.

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