The agent of Mario Balotelli insists a deal with Manchester City has not collapsed.

City had hoped to tie up a deal for the Inter Milan ace earlier this week.

But negotiations have come to a halt and Mino Raiola admits his client is anxious to conclude the move.

Raiola said: "As long as there's hope there's life.

"He's calm but anxious to come to an agreement, that's normal for a lad of 19.

"We're working and we're hoping."

Reports indicate the sticking point is Balotelli's wage demands.

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