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Inter won't rule out Balotelli

April 8, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Inter Milan director Marco Branca is refusing to rule out a summer move for Mario Balotelli.

Roberto Mancini, Mario Balotelli
GettyImagesRoberto Mancini is reported to be losing patience with Mario Balotelli

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Balotelli left Inter for Manchester City in a €22 million deal in the summer of 2010 and, while he has netted 13 Premier League goals this season, it is reported that Roberto Mancini is running out of patience with the Italy striker's lack of discipline.

Both Inter and AC Milan have regularly been linked with the 21-year-old, and Branca has suggested the Nerazzurri are considering a bid as they plot an overhaul of their ageing squad.

"We'll see in a few months, but we never closed the door to him and never will turn our backs on a potential return," Branca told Sky Sport Italia. "We need to change next season and find the right mix between old and new, trying to understand what will be at our disposal for the transfer market.

"We will certainly promote four or five players from the youth team and evaluate their capabilities in pre-season training."