The agent of Mario Balotelli was in England yesterday for talks with Manchester City.

Mino Raiola is keen to bring Balotelli back to Italy this month, where AC Milan are waiting with open arms.

The stumbling block is City's insistence on an outright sale.

Milan want to take Balotelli on an initial loan, while City are insisting on a €25 million sale. Raiola hopes to find a breakthrough as talks continue today.