Bologna coach Sinisa Mihajlovic has sent a message to transfer target Mario Balotelli, the Inter Milan striker.

"If you come here with me then you'll score 15 goals in the second half of the season," smiled Bologna boss Mihajlovic in an open message.

He knows Balotelli well, having helped launch his career when acting as assistant manager to Roberto Mancini last term.

"I would ensure Mario always played. At times it seems as if he isn't putting the effort in during training, but the truth is that on the pitch he always gives 100 per cent."