Wednesday May 11 2011
Ibra 'thanks City, but wants Milan'

Zlatan Ibrahimovic “would bring his winning mentality to Manchester City, but he wants to win in Europe with Milan.”

Both clubs will be in the Champions League next season and Roberto Mancini said this week he'd love to work with Ibra at Eastlands.

“Zlatan doesn't just bring his technical quality, but would also bring his winning mentality to Manchester City,” agent Mino Raiola told Radio Radio.

“The Citizens manager knows that well, as he had him at Inter. When the Swede joined the Nerazzurri, they hadn't won anything, then you saw how things went.”

It is also true that Inter conquered the Champions League after Ibrahimovic was sold to Barcelona, so he is still looking for his first edition of that trophy.

“Ibra could bring Manchester City to the next step up in quality, but Roberto has to talk to Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani, not to me.

“I don't think it'd be easy to take him away from Milan, especially as he doesn't want to leave. He wants to win in Europe with the Rossoneri.

“As for Mancini, he has another two years on his contract with Manchester City and I don't think he'll leave for Juventus.”

Raiola is also the agent of City striker Mario Balotelli and insisted bad publicity was hampering his Premier League career.

“He is not as ‘bad' as people like to make out. He is a normal lad who makes the mistakes a 21-year-old does and still has to grow, both on and off the field.

“The British media are tough on him, but what they write goes in one ear and out the other.”

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