Internazionale president Massimo Moratti is adamant that Manchester City have no chance of signing Mario Balotelli in January.
The 19-year-old has been linked with a switch to Eastlands for several months, with the speculation intensifying in the wake of the news that former Inter coach Roberto Mancini was named as City's new manager on Saturday.
Moratti thinks City's choice of a manager to succeed Mark Hughes is a good one, but has ruled out the possibility of Balotelli joining Mancini at Eastlands.
He said:"I think they (Manchester City) have made a great signing.
"But they should not enquire about Balotelli for January because we are not selling him."
Balotelli is under contract with the Nerazzurri until 2011 but has made just six league starts for Jose Mourinho's side this term.