Mario Balotelli’s agent slams cash talk

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The agent of Internazionale striker Mario Balotelli has angrily denied newspaper reports suggesting that his client's move to Manchester City has hit the rocks due to the player's personal demands.

The 19-year-old was reported to be asking for around £180,000-a-week to join the Citizens, a figure which is disputed by agent Mino Raiola.

He told Sky Sport 24:"It's not true what was written in the British tabloids. I would be preoccupied for the next five years of my life if I respond to such things in the tabloids.

"Mario has never asked for anything because he's a guy who isn't only interested in money.

"We have no problems with City nor Inter. We have made an important step forward, but at the table all three parties must be happy."

Meanwhile, Wolfsburg director Frank Aehlig has revealed that City are the only club to have made a formal offer for striker Edi Dzeko, who continues to be linked with Juventus.

Aehlig told Itasportpress.it:"There have been many things said and written for the past few months about Dzeko.

"Neither Juventus nor any other Italian club have ever made an official offer for the player. Only Manchester City have come forward with a concrete offer.

"Dzeko will remain with us because the season is about to begin and will not be going anywhere."

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