City eye £25m Milan striker

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Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is considering making a bid for AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, according to The Sun.

The £25m-rated Swedish international was signed by Mancini when the Italian was managing Inter Milan in 2006, and the City boss could go back back in for the striker a second time this summer.

The 30-year-old has enjoyed a successful season at Milan after making his loan move from Barcelona permanent last summer, scoring 35 goals in 44 appearances.

Now City are reportedly ready to make Ibrahimovic their highest paid player by offering the former-Juventus star £300,000 a week, surpassing the Premier League's current highest paid player, Yaya Toure.

On top of that weekly wage, Ibrahimovic's deal is believed to include a large signing-on bonus and an image rights contract. Should he sign with the Etihad Stadium side, the former-Barca player would be reunited with ex-Inter star Mario Balotelli.

Mancini has said that he wants to strengthen the City squad, which clinched its first league title since 1968 last weekend. However, Mancini has already signed several big-money strikers since joining City, including the £27m Edin Dzeko, the £38m Sergio Aguero and the £24m Mario Balotelli.

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