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Zlatan Ibrahimovic set for PSG exit?

Ibrahimovic could move to Manchester City (©GettyImages)
Ibrahimovic could move to Manchester City (©GettyImages).

Recent reports suggest that Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be leaving PSG this summer following a fall-out with new manager Laurent Blanc.

It is believed that Manchester City could be ready to take advantage of the situation, as both the departure of Carlo Ancelotti to Real Madrid and the impending arrival of Edinson Cavani have left the 31-year-old striker unhappy.

With Cavani rumoured to be signing for the French champions from Napoli in the next few days, Ibrahimovic has reportedly fallen out with new manager Blanc, just 18 days after he was appointed as Ancelotti's replacement.  

Both scenarios have led to speculation that he could leave the French capital this summer. 

With City having sold Tevez to Juventus, they are in need of attacking options. Although, they may face competition for his signature from Madrid as Ibrahimovic has allowed his agent to open negotiations with the Spanish giants.  

With the possible departure of Gonzalo Higuain who looks set on a move to Arsenal, another forward option would be handy for Madrid. 

Having worked with Ancelotti in the previous term, he will know all the qualities the powerful Swede has to offer.

But should City be interested, then it will become another battle between the two clubs. It seemed as if City would secure the signature of Spanish starlet Isco from Malaga, and with their new manager Manuel Pellegrini having previously worked with the youngster, they would have been confident of snapping him up.  

But they lost out to Madrid on one of the hottest prospects in European football, and will not want to be beaten to another one of their targets by the Spanish giants.

After having backed out of the race to sign Edinson Cavani, City are looking more and more desperate in their efforts to reinforce their forward line before the start of the new season.  

Having added Fernandinho and Jesus Navas to their midfield options already, City will be looking to ensure they have the forwards to convert the chances that they can create.

 

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