Laurent Blanc: 'Marquinhos is staying put'

Laurent Blanc the PSG manager looks on during the UEFA Champions League quarter final, first leg match between Paris Saint Germain and Chelsea at Parc des Princes on April 2, 2014
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Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc dismisses suggestions that Marquinhos may leave this summer.

Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc has stated that Marquinhos will be staying despite the arrival of David Luiz.

PSG signed the Brazilian international for a world record £50m last week, but Blanc has dismissed suggestions that his compatriot will make way.

He told RMC: "[Marquinhos] is staying, it is sure and certain. What interests me is to keep the same number. Certainly there will be departures.

"Dani Alves is one of the top players at his position. There is already David Luiz, who is a very good recruit. We will certainly take one or two more players."

Marquinhos signed from Roma for around £30m last summer.

Chelsea's Brazilian defender David Luiz celebrates scoring a penalty during their UEFA Champions League group E football match against FC Nordsjaelland at Stamford Bridge, London on December 5, 2012
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