Roberto Mancini and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have been exchanging admiring glances over the festive period. Manchester City boss Mancini admits he'd love to land his former Inter Milan striker from Barcelona.
"With Ibra there's always been a rapport of great loyalty," declared Mancini.
"He's world class. Which manager in the world wouldn't like Ibrahimovic?
"City is the best club in the world for an ambitious manager. There are very, very good players there but we must improve as it won't be easy to get into the top four."
And on his former Inter gaffer, Ibrahimovic says: "Mancio will change the mentality of the club because he is a great coach.
"Only the great coaches are able to guide the great players."