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Inter Milan president Moratti: Balotelli, Maicon will stay

Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti expects Mario Balotelli and Douglas Maicon to stay for next season.

Balotelli has talked up the prospects of him moving to Napoli this summer.

But Moratti insists: "It's normal that players say these things when they're on the bench and there is a changing of the guard. It's understandable, but I can say Mario will not leave.

"He has my respect as do all those who have given us incredible joy during these years."

On Maicon, who has denied touting himself to Real Madrid over the weekend, Moratti added: "I'm not surprised that Maicon has said 'no' to Real Madrid. He loves our colors."

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