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The fiery striker has commented that he would find it difficult to move away from his family...

Inter striker Mario Balotelli has admitted to suffering from homesickness, casting doubt over his potential switch to English Premier League side Manchester City.

The Eastlands club have been pursuing the 19-year old, with coach Roberto Mancini stating his admiration for the young forward, and the transfer speculation over a possible move refuses to cease.

Talks continue between the parties involved, but Balotelli has stated in publication Vanity Fair that he would find it difficult to leave Italy.

He said, “I don’t like being alone. I can’t imagine being far from my family, in another city.”

Also in the interview, Balotelli discussed his notoriously fiery temperament, and accepts that on occasion he can tend to lose control.

He commented, “Sometimes on the field my head leads me astray. I have no problems with self-control. I have never hurt anyone, and have never reacted violently.

“I tried to correct my behaviour for two or three weeks, but I could not take it anymore. I got bored. I am a boy, not a grown man, but I will become one. I always want to become the centre of attention, that’s how I am and others don’t like it.”

Balotelli also remarked on the persistent media attention he receives, and admits he is baffled as to why he gets so much attention.

He added, “Whatever I do, people always talk about me. They keep at it non-stop. Balotelli here, Balotelli there. Why?

“Even if I don’t behave as I should, this still doesn’t explain why so many people have something against me.”

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