Monday January 3 2011
Balotelli unfazed by Dzeko talk

Mario Balotelli admits he is unfazed by reports that Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko is close to a move to Manchester City.

There have been some suggestions that the Bosnia international's arrival in a €27m transfer would curtail Balotelli's first team opportunities.

It's no secret that the Italy international is homesick following his move to Eastlands in the summer and would like to join Milan one day in the future.

Interviewed in the Mail on Sunday, Balotelli said: "I don't know exactly how long I will stay with City but I have the contract and I want to respect it.

"I want to win the League with Manchester City and I think we can do it this season. We have the players.

"I want to repay Roberto Mancini, too. Since I was 17 he was the most important Coach in my career.

"I couldn't possibly say what it would mean for me if Dzeko comes. But I can tell you this: he is a really, really strong player."

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