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Man City ready to pull off Ibrahimovic signing sensation

Manchester City are ramping up plans to bring Barcelona superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic to England this summer.

The Manchester Evening News says City's top brass are hoping to take advantage of the Spanish club's current financial plight to pull off a bombshell swap that would solve two problems at once.

It has been widely reported in Spain that Robinho, who has been on loan at Santos, would be the makeweight in the proposed deal being thrashed out in Barcelona.

Swede Ibrahimovic was at the centre of a similar swap-plus-cash deal last year when he moved from Inter Milan to Barcelona for £35m with Samuel Eto'o going the other way.

Intriguingly, Ibrahimovic played under Blues boss Roberto Mancini when he was in charge at Inter and the Eastlands chief rates him so highly he would be willing to pay £15m-plus and lose Robinho.

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