Man City boss Mancini: I can handle Balotelli personality

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini insists he could handle Inter Milan striker Mario Balotelli if they signed him this summer.

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini insists he could handle Inter Milan striker Mario Balotelli if they signed him this summer.

City are understood to have offered about £25m for Balotelli but Inter are holding out for more.

Mancini denied he would be taking a risk in signing the 19-year-old, who has had several high-profile disputes with team-mates and the former manager José Mourinho.

"There is not a big problem with his character," said Mancini, a former Inter manager. "He is a young player. There have been times in the past when he made mistakes, but that's normal.

"He is not a difficult player. At the moment Inter are asking a lot of money for him. We won't wait [forever]. We have other targets.

"The problem is that when Manchester City come talking, other clubs ask high prices. We have a lot of good players already but at the moment only Manchester City are going in the market. So far we have bought three new players and are happy."

 
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