Manchester City Want Inter Striker Mario Balotelli - Agent

Italian U-21 linked with move to Eastlands
The agent of Mario Balotelli claims that Manchester City have shown an interest in the Inter Milan striker.

Real Madrid, who are now managed by former Inter boss Jose Mourinho, and Arsenal, are among a number of European clubs to have been linked with the 19-year-old over the summer.

However, Balotelli’s representative has come out and declared that Roberto Mancini’s team are interested in the striker.

Balotelli's agent, Mino Raiola, told Sky Italia: "There is interest from Manchester City, but certainly this is not the only team that thinks seriously about Mario Balotelli.

"I don't want to say that an offer is coming. I'd rather not talk about figures, it is a decision of president Massimo Moratti."

Inter sports director Marco Branca has maintained the party line of Rafa Benitez's club by insisting that Balotelli is not for sale.

Asked about speculation of a €40million (£33m) offer from an unnamed club, Branca told La Gazzetta dello Sport: "He is not for sale so there are no discussions."

Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti said at the end of June that he did not want to sell £28million-rated Balotelli, but the Italy Under 21 international has yet to state his commitment, and has admitted to being flattered by rumours regarding Arsenal.

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