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Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has distanced himself from talk surrounding a Milan move.

Manchester City hitman Mario Balotelli has played down suggestions he could join Milan, but said he will watch the Derby della Madonnina against former club Inter.

The Italian, who was released from the San Matteo di Pavia hospital on Friday morning, has attracted interest from the Rossoneri, who have said they like the idea of landing him in future.

But for now Balotelli is focused on carving out his future at City as he keeps the speculative voices at arms length.

"I am fine, the operation went well. I hope to be back playing as soon as possible," he told the press.

"Marco Materazzi came to see me, and I imagine my other former Inter team-mates will come to see me at home. A sign that Inter are still tied to me? Yes, I still like them too.

"Milan? This is another thing... I still haven't played for City. It's also true that Adriano Galliani sent me messages to wish me a good recovery."

Milan and Inter will be fighting for the title, and Balotelli expects fireworks.

"Inter are strong, but so are Milan. I don't think the Rossoneri are superior, but I am expecting a great derby. Maybe I will go to watch it."

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