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Giuseppe Rossi will only leave Villarreal for a bigger club, according to his agent Federico Pastorello, as reports of an Inter bid grow stronger.

On Friday the Italian striker, previously with Manchester United, who joined Villarreal after loan spells with Newcastle United and Parma, said he "was happy" with Villarreal, but acknowledged that there was still "long to go" before the conclusion of the transfer market.

Inter have been tipped as the front runners for the Yellow Submarine's hitman as Mario Balotelli edges closer to leaving the San Siro for Manchester City.

"The situation is clear, he will leave Villarreal, a team in which he finds himself well, only for a big European club," Pastorello told Il Corriere dello Sport.

The Rome-based sports daily claims Inter are looking at Rossi as a possible alternative to Balotelli, but attention has also focussed on Liverpool's Dirk Kuyt.

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