Balotelli agent laughs off move talk

Mario Balotelli’s agent Mino Raiola has played down speculation the striker could make an early exit from Manchester City.

The 20-year-old Italy international secured a big-money switch to Eastlands in August but a knee injury has frustrated him during his time in England so far.

Balotelli has only made two substitute appearances for City although he did come on in their last game against Arsenal at the weekend.

In the aftermath of his move to Manchester, agent Raiola suggested that a switch to AC Milan could be on the cards sometime in the future, but he has now quashed such talk and denies any transfer clause in his contract.

"Balotelli has a five-year contract with Manchester City with no clause," he told Ansa.

"City has never expressed a willingness to sell him, nor has Mario ever expressed the intention to leave.

"Come back in Italy? Mario is very well and is happy where he is. Now he must concentrate and think about just playing."