Thursday October 13 2011
Agent adjusts Balotelli-Napoli stance

Agent Mino Raiola reiterates Manchester City's Mario Balotelli “would consider” a move to Napoli in exchange for Ezequiel Lavezzi.

The representative sent shockwaves through Italian and British media today with his comments on Radio CRC, but adjusted them slightly on Sky Sport Italia.

“All I said was that if I were Napoli, I'd exchange Balotelli for Lavezzi. It's not in Balotelli's interest as such, but rather I was putting myself in the Napoli President's shoes,” assured Raiola.

“At the moment we have not received any proposal, so if it did arrive then we would consider it. Mario is concentrated on proving his worth on the field.”

The agent also commented on reports Juventus, Inter and Milan are interested in snapping up rebel Carlos Tevez.

“Could Tevez come to Italy? Only with help from Manchester City. It's unlikely a club can pay the price-tag and promise the Argentine the same wages he currently has.”

Raiola represents Zlatan Ibrahimovic and spoke out on the Milan striker's claims he was “bored” of football.

“At the end of the interview he said he still has fun playing football, but it's only normal to have less enjoyment than a few years ago. He was honest, I don't see where the problem is.”

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