Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has ruled out a move for AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and says he has no need for more forwards.
The newly crowned Premier League champions had been linked with a move to bring the Sweden international to the Etihad Stadium, but the Citizens boss has now dismissed the rumours.
Mancini conceded that Ibrahimovic was a world-class player but stressed the current strike force at his disposal was adequate, though he conceded they needed to improve in the Champions League for next year.
“Ibrahimovic is a champion, but I already have four very strong strikers,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“I just need them to compete in the Champions League. We are okay up front.”
Despite Mancini’s claims, there have been reports that two members of the is striker force – Carlos Tevez and Edin Dzeko – could leave City this summer.
The Bosnia-Herzegovina international has been linked with a move to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich in Germany.
The 26-year-old became more and more of a bit-part player as the season went on, despite a terrific start where he scored six times before the end of August.
Tevez meanwhile has been linked with a move to AC Milan in Serie A – the club he almost joined in January after falling out with Mancini and going AWOL in Argentina.