Mancini has lost patience with striker Balotelli and will axe him from Eastlands this summer unless there is a dramatic improvement in his behaviour.
And the ruthless Italian coach has made Ibrahimovic his No.1 target as he gets set to go on another multi-million pound spending spree.
Mancini is a huge fan of Ibrahimovic's and reckons he would be a huge hit in the Premier League.
Milan chiefs have an option to buy Ibrahimovic in a £26m deal, but Mancini is convinced he can outbid Milan and lure the former Juventus and Inter Milan star to City on a deal worth around £200,000 a week.
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