Just months after claiming their first title since 1994, Paris Saint-Germain seem to be in turmoil.

With the departure of the ever affable Carlo Ancelotti, the bonhomie and camaraderie that he built around the team seems to be dissolving into thin air.

New coach Laurent Blanc doesn't seem to command the same respect that his predecessor did, with several players wanting a move away from the club.

Most prominent and vocal among them is Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has apparently authorised his agent Mino Raiola, to search for possible destinations abroad.

Ibrahimovic, who enjoyed an excellent working relationship with Ancelotti, seemingly preferred a move to Real Madrid to join up with his former coach, but Marca reports that Los Blancos have said a firm no to the player's advances.

Central to their reasons for rejecting the superstar are his volatile personality, his wages, his age and Ancelotti's ‘no poaching’ agreement with his former club upon leaving them last month.

Raiola was offering the Swede for a 'mere' €20 million and Ibrahimovic was even reportedly ready to accept a pay-cut of €3-million-a-year in order to push forward the deal.

The volatile striker is also said to be unhappy with the imminent arrival of Uruguayan goal-machine Edinson Cavani and has refused to answer Blanc's calls despite being given an extra 10 days rest from pre-season training. 

With Madrid out of the picture and a return to former club Juventus looking unlikely with the arrival of Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente, Manchester City have now upped their interest in the controversial striker.

New City boss, Manuel Pellegrini is short of options up front after the sales of Mario Balotelli to AC Milan in January and Carlos Tevez to Juventus in the summer. 

Edin Dzeko has also failed to settle in at Manchester and is eyeing a move elsewhere.

Without any replacements coming in so far, the latest developments regarding the Swede has caught the eye of the Chilean and a possible £20million move for the striker is being mooted along the power corridors of City.

The Chilean recently said: "We have two strikers at the moment and we need another one." 

Adding Ibrahimovic into his line-up would certainly be appealing to the Blues fans as he is a player who has won 10 league titles in 12 years with six different clubs across four countries.

 

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