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Man City offer Ibrahimovic staggering £500,000-a-week to quit Barcelona

Manchester City have offered Barcelona striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic a bank-busting £500,000 a week deal to quit the Spanish champs. The Sun says have offered Zlatan Ibrahimovic a four-year deal worth a staggering £96MILLION - or roughly £500,000 a week.

The mega-deal would make the Barcelona striker the highest-paid footballer in the world, earning £24m a year.

That dwarfs the salaries of top stars such as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka.

City representatives made their mouth-watering offer direct to Ibrahimovic's manager Mino Raiola to show how much they want to capture the Swedish international.

A source close to Ibrahimovic said: "City have shown how much they want Zlatan and although he is well paid at Barcelona this offer is in a different league.

"It has given him plenty to think about especially when he is not so happy with his football at Barca.

"The idea of being part of a move to create a new super club to challenge the very best in Europe is also attractive.

"City have to agree a deal with Barcelona before this can go any further - but there's a feeling that could all happen fairly quickly now."

Unsettled Brazilian star Robinho could move to Barcelona as a makeweight in the deal.

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