Milan won’t cart Mario off

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.