AC Milan are ready to use Zlatan Ibrahimovic in a swap bid for Manchester City pair Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli.

While Milan denied claims of a rift between Ibra and coach Max Allegri last night, Italian press sources this morning say president Silvio Berlusconi and his No2 Adriano Galliani are willing to explore the prospect of a stunning three-player swap.

City boss Roberto Mancini declared only yesterday he wanted to keep Tevez and Balotelli. However, the prospect of working again with Ibrahimovic would trump all that.