Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has warned Manchester City off Mario Balotelli.

Following his appointment as new City manager, Roberto Mancini has been linked with a return to Inter to sign Balotelli.

But Moratti said last night: "Roberto Mancini can do a great job at Manchester City, with a long-term project to shape.

"Balotelli? For me he is tightly sealed, there is no possibility of negotiations, even if Mancini asked me to borrow him - Mario is too important for us."