Mario Balotelli's agent does not believe any Italian club could afford to buy the Manchester City striker, or pay his wages.Speculation has swirled around the former Inter Milan player, who has started just one of City's last eight matches in all competitions through a combination of injury and non-selection.AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi fuelled further rumours on Tuesday night by confirming his interest in the 22-year-old ahead of a Champions League defeat to Zenit St Petersburg.
When asked to comment on rumours of a mooted bid for Balotelli in January, he told Sky Sport Italia: "No, it's not a dream. I never dream."But the City forward's agent, Mino Raiola, was quick to diffuse talk of a big money move, saying Milan could not afford his client."No Italian club would be able to afford him," he told Sky Sport Italia. "Balotelli is as valuable as the Mona Lisa."And City have been very clear - they don't want to sell."