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Agent: Zlatan move 'impossible'

May 11, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Manchester City are facing an ''impossible'' task in their efforts to lure Zlatan Ibrahimovic away from AC Milan, according to his agent.

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Ibrahimovic, 29, was named as one of City's top transfer targets by manager Roberto Mancini on Wednesday, fuelling rumours the Swede could make the move to Eastlands in the summer. But the striker's agent admits it would be hard to get him to move to England.

"Mancini has paid a great compliment to Zlatan by saying he might make the final leap to Manchester City, " Mino Raiola told Radio Radio. "But he must not speak with me but with (Milan chief Adriano) Galliani and it won't be easy to take him away.

"Mancini knows what it means to have Ibra in a squad but I think it's impossible that Milan will sell him. When Zlatan went to AC Milan I said they were getting not just a player but also a winning mentality.

"Ibrahimovic doesn't like to lose and he has brought that mentality to AC Milan. In football everything has a price, but Ibra is not going to go away. He wants to grow with Milan. They will have a team to compete in Europe."