Manchester City forward Mario Balotelli has admitted that he has held talks over a return to Italy with AC Milan and his former club Inter.
The 21-year-old has been in impressive form for the Citizens this campaign, and although his reputation is still plagued by the folly that has defined his career in Manchester, his displays on the pitch have seen him become a valuable part of Roberto Mancini’s team.
The Italy international has long been linked with a move back to Italy, but has played down the prospect of leaving the Etihad Stadium despite interest from Serie A.
“Inter’s president Massimo Moratti said he would take me back in an instant,” Balotelli said, according to The People.
“I thank him, but I don’t want to leave Manchester City right now. I am not thinking about returning to Italy for the time being, even though I have already spoken to AC Milan and Inter.
“As for Napoli, I like the city of Naples. But there are other teams in England and in Spain that attract me.”
Balotelli joined City in August 2010 from Inter for €30 million. He has since scored 21 goals in 45 appearances in all competitions for the Eastlands outfit.
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