PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has slammed Manchester City firebrand Mario says Ibrahimovic has criticised Balotelli by calling him 'mediocre'.

The Sweden international allegedly sent a text message to an unnamed colleague at Barcelona, when asked about the possibility of Real Madrid signing the Italian youngster.

"Balotelli to Madrid? I can't see it, more like Barcelona. Mediocre team, mediocre player."