Agent Mino Raiola has vehemently denied reports Zlatan Ibrahimovic called Barcelona and Mario Balotelli “mediocre.”
The stories emerged on website diez.hn yesterday, claiming the PSG star had sent a text message to a colleague when asked about Real Madrid’s aims of signing Balotelli.
“Ibrahimovic has never spoken about Balotelli or Barcelona,” blasted agent Raiola on Sky Sport Italia.
“Mario is one of the best strikers in the world. In this era of communication, everyone seems to think they can write whatever they want to.
“I will not accept that certain news stories are just invented without any verification. This was a total invention of a Spanish website.”
Ibra was also in the news this week when giving a Press conference on international duty with Sweden, noting he’d love to return to Milan and the club “know where to find me.”
This comes amid rumours his wife Helena is unhappy in Paris and would prefer a move back to Italy.
“Ibra complimented Milan, but it’s very difficult to see him return. Maybe one day, as a Coach or a director,” continued Raiola.
“For me the matter is closed. He is happy in France and will stay there for another three years. Ibra’s wife is also happy in Paris.”