Manchester City have renewed their confidence in signing Inter Milan firebrand Mario Balotelli. The 19-year old has been linked with the Eastlands club for some time now but it seemed a deal would not be done when Inter president Massimo Moratti played down any transfer murmurings.
But now, City have claimed they have struck a £23million agreement with the Nerazzurri to reunite Balotelli with former boss Roberto Mancini.
"The club decide the transfers, I adapt," said Benitez. "Do I fear being remembered in a few years as the coach who let Balotelli go?
"I repeat: I do not control the market. One player doesn't make a team and Inter have many strong players."