"I took Mario Balotelli to City and I bumped into Robinho," Raiola stated to Premium Calcio. "He told me that he wanted to leave the English club.
"He said that if I took Ibra to City then he knew for sure that Barcelona would then sign him. I told the player to stay calm.
"I then took Ibrahimovic to Milan before telling [Milan Vice-President Adriano] Galliani that we had to leave for England.
"We thus beat Barcelona and got Robinho. That is how both Ibrahimovic and Robinho transferred to Milan."