Inter Milan have warned Manchester City to stay away from young striker Mario Balotelli.

Following the appointment of former Inter boss Roberto Mancini at Eastlands, the Serie A club have told City to not bother trying to lure the 19-year old to England.

"I think they (Manchester City ) have made a great signing," said Inter president Massimo Moratti on Mancini's appointment.

"But they should not inquire about Balotelli for January because we are not selling him."

Despite making just six appearances for Jose Mourinho's side this season, Balotelli is highly rated at the San Siro and a move away from Milan is almost certain not to occur.