Paris Saint-Germain have made it vehemently clear that Mamadou Sakho will not be departing the club this summer.
The 23-year old French centre-back has been linked with the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Newcastle United in recent times but PSG assistant Claude Makelele insists he will not exit Parc des Princes at the end of the season.
"Mamadou is the future of the club," the former Chelsea midfielder told Le Parisien.
"It is impossible he could leave. Sometimes I also had bad thoughts as a player. He has to reject them.
"Of course he needs to hear that he is important, but sometimes he has to remain quiet. Mamadou has now reached a level where he cannot act as a child and ask for affection. He is a professional.
"He is in a world where the strongest ones don't say anything. The more Mamadou shows his power on the pitch, the more it will be impossible to not play him. Because he is just a great defender."