Man City locked in talks for Barcelona pair Ibrahimovic, Toure

Manchester City are in talks with Barcelona for midfielder Yaya Toure and striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The Daly Mail says although Barca coach Pep Guardiola would like to keep Toure, the holding midfielder is not prepared to suffer another season as a squad player and will be allowed to leave for the right price. Chelsea are also interested in the brother of City defender Kolo.

Despite declarations that Ibrahimovic has a future in Catalonia, Barca are prepared to sell him for bids of about £35m, although reports in Spain suggest they will chance their arm by asking moneybags City to stump up more than £60m for a double deal with Toure.

City boss Roberto Mancini was able to get the best out of Ibrahimovic when they both worked together at Inter Milan, but the Sweden striker's move to La Liga has not met expectations and he risks being sidelined after the signing of David Villa from Valencia.

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