Fed-up Barcelona warn Man City target Ibrahimovic could be sold

Manchester City are on red alert after Barcelona GM Joan Oliver dropped the bombshell last night that Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be sold this summer.

Fed-up with the comments coming from the Swede's agent, Mino Raiola, Oliver says Barca could have no choice but to offload the striker.

Raiola had claimed Pep Guardiola "would have to go to a mental hospital" if he wanted to sell the Swedish striker.

With Roberto Mancini keen to be reunited with Ibra at City, Oliver snapped: "We didn't like Mr Mino Raiola's statements at all, especially the tone.

"The reference to the coach is in very bad taste.

"And the club doesn't need money. We don't want to sell."

Oliver did leave the door open to a possible move away from the club for Ibrahimovic, though.

"If things get too complicated, there'll be no option but to sell the player," he said. "However, that's not the intention of the club at this moment."