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Balotelli demands £180,000-a-week to make Man City move

Inter Milan striker Mario Balotelli risks pricing himself out of a move to Manchester City.

City's frustrating pursuit of Mario Balotelli has stalled because of outlandish wage demands, it has been claimed.

The ambitious Barclays Premier League club thought they were closing in on deal with Inter Milan worth an initial £24million last week, with a five-year deal on the table believed to be worth £65,000 a week.

However, the delay has been put down the 19-year-old's representatives asking for a deal that would make Balotelli among the very best-paid players at Eastlands.

The Italy Under 21 international wants £180,000 a week, plus extra for image rights, according to ESPN Soccernet.

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