Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has ruled out moving for Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.

The patron was in New York for a presentation of the Inter Campus youth football project at the United Nations.

"Will Balotelli return to Inter? I really doubt that," Moratti replied to a question about the January transfer window.

"In my view the team will remain more or less intact to the end of the season. It's a good challenge for the players we have, who want to prove they can do better than we expected at the start of the campaign."