Berlusconi insists he was misquoted.
"I was misquoted," President Berlusconi insisted when asked about the Italian international striker. "If I offended him then I apologise.
"The description was not directed at him, it was expressed in the general context of things. I was talking about the fact that you need positive individuals in the changing room.
"A bid for Balotelli? I've never been told about the opening of a negotiation for him. Vice-President Adriano Galliani and Allegri have also never told me that he is a target of ours."