Inter Milan want Manchester City to pay £34 million for striking starlet Mario Balotelli - report

Inter Milan have slapped a £34 million price tag on Manchester City target Mario Balotelli.

Rafael Benitez, who replaced Treble-winning manager Jose Mourinho this summer, is looking to cash in on the volatile young striker, according to the Daily Mail.

City officials travelled to Milan last week to try and complete a deal for the 19-year-old striker, but had their initial £20 million offer was rejected by the Serie A giants.

However, the Eastlands club will make a renewed effort to acquire the Italian starlet, who played under City manager Roberto Mancini at Inter.

While City are unlikely to match Inter’s asking price for Balotelli, but could sweeten their offer to the Champions League winners by offering a number of performance related incentives in the deal for the talented young striker.

Balotelli scored nine goals in 26 Serie A appearances last season, helping Inter win their fifth consecutive league title on their way to a historic Treble.

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