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Moratti puts the downers on City talk...

Inter president Massimo Moratti has admitted that Manchester City are interested in striker Mario Balotelli, although he quickly revealed that he has not been following the latest developments and has no knowledge that the Citizens have made a €25 million bid.

Earlier Inter sources told La Gazzetta dello Sport City made a €25m offer with a further €5m fee that would be paid if Balotelli were to take the Premier League by storm.

The developments follow on from Thursday's rush in which the player's agent Mino Raiola said his client "would be leaving".

That was followed by City's bid. It was rejected late last night. Though all was not lost as it seems another meeting between both clubs took place on Friday morning.

However Moratti was eager to keep things under cover.

"Balotelli to City? Honestly I don't know anything about an offer, believe me. Are City interested? I think so but don't ask me because I don't know," he told the press.

"I don't have any information because I was busy this morning."

The chief was probed on whether Inter were being forced to sell because of contraints on finances.

"The aim for the next two years is to make this club strong economically and we will do what is necessary to achieve this."

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