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The striker's representative is backing his client to net a treble against Joachim Low's side, while insisting that the Azzurri ace will remain at Manchester City

The agent of Mario Balotelli believes that the Italy forward will silence his critics with a hat-trick in Thursday's Euro 2012 semi-final clash against Germany.

The Manchester City striker has netted just once in the tournament so far, against Republic of Ireland, even though only Portugal attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has had more attempts on goal.

However, the player's representative, Mino Raiola, insists that his client will come good in Warsaw, telling Rtl 102.5: "Italy will win with a treble from Balotelli."

The agent also moved to quell mounting speculation about the Palermo native's future, insisting that he knows nothing about a possible move to Turin.

"I am not the owner of Juventus," he exclaimed. "It is a question you need to ask [Andrea] Agnelli and [Giuseppe] Marotta.

"How can I deny something that is not mine? Mario will stay at Manchester City."

Raiola also dismissed rumours that two of his other clients might be on the move this summer, declaring: "[Zlatan] Ibrahimovic will remain at AC Milan, just like [Marek] Hamsik [will stay] at Napoli."

Italy's last-four encounter with Germany will kick off at 20:45 in Warsaw.

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