Inter slap not for sale tags on duo

Published Jul. 15, 2010 11:51 a.m. ET

Inter Milan have slapped 'not for sale' tags on Maicon and Mario Balotelli and labelled the latter as "priceless" to the club.

Brazil right-back Maicon is reported to be a target for Real Madrid this summer, while Manchester United and Manchester City are reportedly interested in signing Italian striker Balotelli.

But Nerazzurri sporting director Marco Branca insists Inter - who last season clinched a Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League treble - have no plans to part company with either player.

He told the club's official website: "We are in a privileged situation, having won so much.

"It's true that we receive calls each day because everyone wants at least six or seven of our champions.

"Maicon and Balotelli? Our two players have never been placed on the transfer market.

"When and if there are offers, we will examine them but they are not for sale.


"How much is Balotelli worth? He is priceless."