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Ibrahimovic welcomes Tevez deal

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says rebel Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez will provide AC Milan with an "extra weapon" if he completes his proposed switch to the San Siro.

• Balotelli reveals Milan talks

Although officials from both clubs have met to discuss the January transfer it is far from complete, with Milan keen on an initial loan deal while City insist they will only consider a permanent move.

But with AWOL Tevez eager to quit Eastlands and Milan desperately seeking a replacement for Antonio Cassano, who has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2011-12 campaign after undergoing heart surgery, both parties are eager to push through a deal.

And Milan striker Ibrahimovic would be happy to see Tevez join the Rossoneri.

"For me, Tevez is a great player. I don't know how the situation is and if he's coming, if he's not coming. But he's a great player and if he comes for sure he will do a great job for us," said Ibrahimovic.

"It would be an extra weapon for us. Everybody knows what kind of a player Tevez is. He's a fantastic player and he will bring extra quality to the team."

The Italian Serie A season resumes after the winter break on January 8.

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