Manchester City will make Zlatan Ibrahimovic the most well paid football player in the world to secure his signature, according to reports.
City have been on a mega spending spree so far this summer, adding David Silva, Jerome Boateng, Yaya Toure and Aleksandar Kolarov as well as chasing Inter Milan striker Mario Balotelli.
Toure was recently made the best paid footballer in the Premier League, on a reported £220,000 per week but the deal for the Swedish hitman is more than double that figure.
The £500,000 per week on offer to the Swede would more than double his current salary of £11 million per year – to a whopping £24 million per annum.
Although unsettled at the Camp Nou, Ibrahimovic had been reluctant to move to Eastlands but, with the amount of money on the table could be enough to change his mind.
With the superstars already signed by City, and the chance to work with former manager Roberto Mancini, Ibra could become a replacement for wantaway striker Carlos Tevez.
A source close to Ibra told The Sun: “City have shown how much they want Zlatan and although he is well paid at Barcelona this offer is in a different league.
"It has given him plenty to think about especially when he is not so happy with his football at Barca.
"The idea of being part of a move to create a new super club to challenge the very best in Europe is also attractive.
"City have to agree a deal with Barcelona before this can go any further - but there's a feeling that could all happen fairly quickly now.”