The agent of Mario Balotelli insists he's not trying to orchestrate a move out of Manchester City for the striker.

Balotelli's agent has moved to clarify talk of the Manchester City striker joining Napoli in a swap deal involving Ezequiel Lavezzi.

"It was just a comment in response to a question," Raiola told Radio Radio.

"I talked about putting myself in Napoli's shoes, and for them it would be a bargain.

"We have not received any proposal for Mario. I always said that Balotelli needed time and the last three or four months are showing that.

"Settling into English football has been difficult, but now Mario understands certain mechanisms.

"He chose Manchester City and has never said he will leave."