Inter Milan chief Marco Branca says the door is open to Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.

City boss Roberto Mancini is ready to sell the Italian after his red card against Arsenal yesterday.

"Balotelli? We'll see in a few months, but we never closed the door to him and never will turn our backs on a potential return," said Branca.

"We need to change next season and find the right mix between old and new, trying to understand what will be at our disposal for the transfer market.

"We will certainly promote four or five players from the youth team and evaluate their capabilities in pre-season training."