By Chris Wright
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has issued a statement of intent by going public with his plans to sign Inter Milan forward Mario Balotelli should the Italian treble-winners decide to sell the volatile youngster.
Balotelli’s contract with the Nerazzurri runs for another three years, but the highly-rated striker has endured a pretty turbulent relationship with the club (and it’s supporters) for some time and speculation has been rife linking him with a move away from the Giuseppe Meazza this summer.
Both Arsenal and Manchester United have long been touted as potential suitors for the 19-year-old, but Mancini has made City’s intentions known, telling Italian newspaper Il Giornale;
“We are always interested in good players, if Inter decide to sell him, we will be there.
I have no problems [with his attitude problems]. The most important thing is that they are good, so that they go on the pitch and play well.”
The be-scarfed (not sure if that’s a real word, but it’ll do for now) Italian coach also confirmed that City are tracking Wolfsburg’s in-demand Bosnian target man Edin Dzeko, adding;
“Certainly Dzeko is more than just an interest.”