Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho has told Mario Balotelli to buck up his ideas.

Gazzetta dello Sport says Balotelli will be given the next month to prove himself, but faces being dumped for Lazio striker Goran Pandev in January.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is keeping tabs on the situation, having admitted his admiration for Balotelli last month.

"In particular I am keeping an eye out for Balotelli, a player I like very much. In my view he can become one of the greatest," said Wenger.