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Reports in Italy claim Ferguson has Ronaldo plan for Balotelli...

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to turn Inter's Mario Balotelli into Old Trafford's new Cristiano Ronaldo.

Sportmediaset.it claims Ferguson told former assistant, and current Portugal boss, Carlos Queiroz that he will sign Balotelli and develop him into United's new Ronaldo.

Despite Massimo Moratti claiming Balotelli had not asked to leave on Wednesday, reports in Italy insist Manchester United and Manchester City will wage a war over the striker.

The player's agent, Mino Raiola, said City had made an offer for the striker, but it was deemed too low.

Reports quickly followed that United had opened dialogue with the Nerazzurri, ready to carve out their own move for the hitman.

Both Premier League clubs are ready to bid up to €30 million for the 19-year-old, but Inter are reported to want at least €40m.

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