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Manchester City won't sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Thiago Silva

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By Sportsmail Reporter

PUBLISHED: 04:26 EST, 22 May 2012 | UPDATED: 04:26 EST, 22 May 2012

AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri is adamant Manchester City targets Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva will not be sold this summer.

Sweden striker Ibrahimovic and Brazil centre-half Silva have both been linked with City since the Serie A season finished but Allegri is confident the pair will still be at the San Siro beyond the summer.

'The club and the president are keen to maintain AC Milan at a high level,' Allegri told the AC Milan television station.

Staying put: Zlatan Ibrahimovic enjoyed a successful season with Milan

Staying put: Zlatan Ibrahimovic enjoyed a successful season with Milan

'Ibrahimovic and Thiago will remain here.

'Thiago is young and Ibrahimovic can also give a lot.

'They are two champions on which Milan can build its basis for the future.

'The club is only working on replacing those players that have left.'

Highly rated: Thiago Silva is among the best centre backs in the world

Highly rated: Thiago Silva is among the best centre backs in the world

Ibrahimovic, 30, divides opinion but his record is impressive - he was the top scorer in the Italian top flight last season with 28 goals in 31 games. He is under contract at Milan until June 2015.

Twenty-seven-year-old Silva, whose deal runs until June 2016, has emerged as one of the best central defenders in Europe and has also been linked with Barcelona and Paris St Germain.

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