Mario Balotelli sends out mixed messages

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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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