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Man City refuse to pay over odds for Inter Milan striker Balotelli

Manchester City are refusing to be held to ransom by Inter Milan over their interest in Mario Balotelli.

According to claims from Italy, City are reportedly prepared to pay £35million for the teenage striker.

The Mirror says City have poured cold water on those claims.

City claim they have not made a bid, despite reports from Italy that they have had a £21million bid rejected.

They say boss Roberto Mancini, who brought Balotelli through the ranks at the San Siro when he was Inter boss, is keen on the 19-year-old, but that he is one of a number of striking transfer targets.

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