Real Madrid are in negotiations with Inter Milan for star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Marca says Real powerbrokers Florentino Pérez, Jorge Valdano and Miguel Pardeza met with Inter chief Marco Branca in Madrid on Friday.

Perez knows the Swede wants to leave Inter this summer and is ready to battle Barcelona to bring him to Spain.

The big bargaining chip in Real's favour is the raft of quality players they can offer in exchange for Ibrahimovic. Inter coach Jose Mourinho is keen on Mahamadou Diarra, Wesley Sneijder, Arjen Robben and Gonzalo Higuaín.