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Manchester move could be close for Barca ace

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Barcelona striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s agent is set to fly to England for talks with both Manchester City and Manchester United, according to Spanish newspaper Sport.

Ibrahimovic has been told he is surplus to requirements to Camp Nou and has been linked with big-spending City as well as rivals United and Italian side AC Milan.

The Spanish daily claims Mino Raiola will meet the two clubs in order to discuss terms for a transfer.

Barca are keen to sell up but will struggle to recoup the 50 million euros (£40 million). However, City could hold the trump card and offer Brazilian Robinho in part-exchange for the Swede.

Another factor in Roberto Mancini’s favour will be Ibra’s wage demands, which could be in excess of what Yaya Toure is reportedly earning, making him the highest paid Premier League player.

City are building a formidable team as they go in search of a first ever Premier League title, with Toure joined by David Silva and Jerome Boateng while a deal for Aston Villa midfielder James Milner could still be close.

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