Monday November 15 2010
Galliani plays down Balotelli meeting

Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani has played down his meeting with Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli after last night's derby.

The pair were seen leaving a famous restaurant where Galliani and the team usually dine after a match at San Siro.

Door-stepped by a number of TV cameras, Galliani and Balotelli were asked about the nature of their meeting.

It has been speculated that Milan are interested in signing the Manchester City striker in January following Pippo Inzaghi's knee injury.

"I have never said anything [about joining Milan]," Balotelli said. "It's only a coincidence that we were in the same restaurant.

"Since I left Italy I am the friend of all the teams. It was nice that Galliani came over to say hello to me."

Galliani was then pressed to reveal exactly what went on in the restaurant.

"We don't want to create a scene," he said. "We don't bother players and other clubs.

"Balotelli is a City player and that's it."

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