Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti is hoping he can once and for all squash rumours that promising striker Mario Balotelli is set to join Manchester City.

There has been constant talk that the 19-year old was set for a summer transfer to Eastlands but Moratti says the whole situation is merely speculation.

"It's just one of the publicity battles that precede the transfer market," he said.

"Mario hasn't asked to be sold, so I don't understand why I should create a problem of this kind for myself."

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