Inter Milan captain Javier Zanetti has laughed off claims teammate Mario Balotelli is an AC Milan fan.

Balotelli has railed against management and Inter fans this season, but Zanetti insists the youngster has a big future with the Serie A champs.

"He barracks for Milan? Ha, he'll have to get over to Milanello for some autographs," laughed Zanetti, before getting serious.

"Balotelli is very young and a powerful player. But he still must mature."