The agent of Zlatan Ibrahimovic denies the PSG striker branded Manchester City's Mario Balotelli as "mediocre".

Mino Raiola handles both stars.

"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."