Barcelona coach Guardiola ponders bid for Inter Milan youngster Balotelli

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola is ready to rescue Mario Balotelli from Inter Milan.

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola is ready to rescue Mario Balotelli from Inter Milan.

Italian sources say Guardiola plans a January bid for the Italy U21 international, convinced Balotelli wants to leave Serie A after copping more racist abuse from fans at Cagliari on Sunday.

Guardiola regards Balotelli as a natural long-term successor for Thierry Henry and would be willing to move for the 19 year-old in the winter market, should Inter indicate they're ready to sell.

 
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