Mario Balotelli sends out mixed messages


Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has failed to clear up continuing rumours of him heading home to Italy at the end of the season.

The 20-year-old former Internazionale frontman is rumoured to be a target for AC Milan and Balotelli is clearly uncertain of his long-term future, despite having only joined City this summer.

He told Italian reporters:"Until June I am certainly at Manchester City. I have a five-year contract and can't say anything.

"It's true that I had dinner with (vice-president) Adriano Galliani after the Milan derby, but what does that mean?

"If I had dinner with Massimo Moratti would you say I was returning to Inter?"

Galliani had similarly failed to make his club's intentions crystal clear, telling Il Corriere dello Sport:"Balotelli? I don't like talking about other team's players, but he is 20 and so there is time for him.

"We will see in the future."

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