Man City to offer £65M for Barcelona pair Ibrahimovic, Toure

Manchester City are launching a £65 million bid for Barcelona pair Yaya Toure and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Manchester City are launching a £65 million bid for Barcelona pair Yaya Toure and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The Daily Star says Roberto Mancini wants to make sure the team never miss out on Champions League football again.

He has targeted Swedish striker Ibrahimovic, who Barca are prepared to sell for £50m.

They only snapped him up last summer for £60m from Inter Milan, with Samuel Eto’o going the other way.

Mancini has worked with Ibrahimovic at the San Siro, and would like him to lead the line at Eastlands.

While City have tentatively looked at 28-year-old Ibrahimovic, they are further down the road with Toure.

Central defender Kolo Toure has talked to Mancini about bringing his brother to the club. The fact City are not in the Champions League could be a problem, but the £150,000-a-week wages on offer to both players could overcome that issue.