Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho is weighing up releasing Mario Balotelli on-loan next month. Gazzetta dello Sport says Mourinho rates Balotelli's ability, but reckons he needs to buck up his ideas in training.

Mourinho believes sending the Italy U21 international away to a lower ranked club could do him the world of good.

Inter could replace Balotelli by bringing forward their June deal for Cagliari striker Robert Acquafresca.