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Balotelli will stay at City for now, says agent

12 April 2012 16:43

Mario Balotelli's agent says the striker will likely end his career in Italy - but he remains committed to Manchester City for now.

Balotelli's future in England is currently the subject of much speculation, with City boss Roberto Mancini admitting that the Premier League outfit will probably try to sell the striker in the summer after his dismissal against Arsenal.

The Italy international's representative has now flown to Manchester for talks with Mancini but he insists that the purpose of his visit is not to thrash out a transfer which would see the player return home.

"Balotelli will end his career in Italy, but at the moment it's better for him to stay at Manchester City," agent Mino Raiola told Sky Sport Italia.

"Manchester City don't want to sell him. Mario misses Italy but this still isn't the right moment to go back."

"I'm just here in Manchester now to talk with Mancini about Balotelli. We're not going to talk about the transfer market."

"Mario has understood his errors, he is special in every way, sometimes he makes mistakes without meaning to. There is enormous pressure from the fans on Mario but Manchester City do not intend to sell him."

"He must grow here, then in one or two years, we'll see."

Balotelli arrived in Manchester from Inter in 2010 and has been repeatedly linked with a move to AC Milan.

Inter have also quashed speculation of a return to the Serie A club.

"For the moment he's a Man City player," Inter president Massimo Moratti said.

"We followed what happened - he's always the same and he's technically really good."

"But we have not made moves, he's not in our plans, even if we know he's really strong."

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