Moratti wary of Balotelli talk

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Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti is not worried by the interest shown in striker Mario Balotelli.

Inter president unperturbed by interest in young Italy striker

Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti insists that he is not worried by the interest shown in striker Mario Balotelli. Speculation is rife that the 19-year-old attacker is set to leave the San Siro with the Premier League his likely destination. A number of sides have been linked with the Italy Under 21 international following an uncertain season in Serie A in which the player verbally spoke out at former coach Jose Mourinho and the Inter faithful. Manchester duo City and United are rumoured to be interested in the volatile star but Moratti is unperturbed by the media speculation. He told Gazzetta dello Sport: "I am never angry if someone says that one of my players is great, that they would happily buy them, because it means that they appreciate what we have." The striker scored nine goals in 26 league appearances for the Nerazzurri last season but was not a regular starter in Mourinho's Treble-winning side. "For a player it's important to play more," said Moratti. "I hope he (Balotelli) has the opportunity to do so because he has great talent." Balotelli is under contract for another three seasons at the club who have reportedly placed a 35million euros (£29.3m) price tag on the Ghanaian-born youngster.

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