Manchester clubs to meet agent...Inter striker Mario Balotelli is set to flee from the club and join either Manchester City or Manchester United as his agent Mino Raiola heads to England to meet directors of both clubs.
Il Corriere dello Sport reports Raiola will listen to both clubs as they make their pitch for the Italian striker. And whichever offers the best package for his client will have to shell out €40 million to sign him from the treble champions.
The Nerazzurri will be prepared to sell their hitman for such a fee and Raiola's English meeting is likely to accelerate a deal. Inter will then turn their focus to Edinson Cavani of Palermo or Liverpool's Dirk Kuyt, but the Dutchman recently claimed he was happy at Anfield, whereas the Rosanero have said they will not sell their striker to Inter.
Meanwhile, negotiations for Maicon are still turned off as Real struggle to up their €25m offer - considered €10m too little by Inter president Massimo Moratti.
Jose Mourinho is eager to sign the Brazilian, but he needs to obtain permission from Florentino Perez before offering his former club more cash for the transfer. If the deal collapses then Inter will keep the stopper and offer him a new deal including a wage increase.
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