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Tuesday May 24 2011
Mou wants Ibra for Real

Jose Mourinho has asked Real Madrid to gift him Milan ace Zlatan Ibrahimovic ahead of the new campaign.

Mourinho wants his attack reinforced over the summer and the Swedish international is understood to be his top target.

The Special One knows all about Ibra, having bossed him for a season at Inter before Ibrahimovic's 2009 move to Barcelona.

Ibra returned to the Stadio Meazza last summer though, this time with the Nerazzurri's city rivals Milan.

The Rossoneri netted the former Juventus player on loan, with the option to buy him outright this summer for €24m.

However, his future is now again being brought into question just weeks after he won a domestic League title for the eighth season running.

Ibrahimovic is represented by Mino Raiola, an agent who yesterday was questioned about the 29-year-old.

"If an important offer was to arrive and Milan wanted to sell then it would be considered," Raiola noted.

"We have already received a number of proposals, but Ibrahimovic has no intention of leaving Milan and he hasn't given his permission to be sold."

The Ibra to Real story has already got the transfer rumour mill in motion, with some media already speculating whom Milan could replace Ibra with.

The prime candidate at the moment seems to be Manchester City and Italy striker Mario Balotelli.

Although Raiola, who also represents Balotelli, has stated that the player will remain in Manchester, Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani is a known fan of Super Mario.

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