Mario Balotelli plays down AC Milan link
Thursday 18 November 2010
Mario Balotelli has brushed aside reports he will leave Manchester City in the winter transfer market.
The Italy international only joined City from Inter Milan this summer but has already been linked with a return to the San Siro.
AC Milan are seeking reinforcements after losing veteran forward Filippo Inzaghi to a serious knee injury and Balotelli has been a reported target of the Rossoneri.
Balotelli, a lifelong fan of Milan, said to Mediaset: "The likelihood is that I will be at City up to June.
"I have a five-year contract and I can't say anything."
Speculation intensified over Balotelli's future after the 20-year-old striker was spotted on Sunday night having supper with AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani in a restaurant in Milan.
"It's true that I had supper with (Adriano) Galliani after the (Milan) derby," Balotelli said.
"But had I eaten with (Inter president Massimo) Moratti the media would have said that I was going to Inter."
Balotelli did, however, state that he and AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic would form a dream partnership.
"Ibrahimovic and I would make a very strong (attacking) duo," he said.
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