Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has rejected a loan offer from AC Milan for Edin Dzeko.

The Daily Star says the Italian giants are keen to land the striker and plug the gap left by the summer sale of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Paris Saint Germain for £20m.

But Mancini has told Milan to stump up around £30m or forget it.

The champions are not willing to let Dzeko, who cost £27m from Wolfsburg, leave on the cheap.