Milan haggling with City over price for Balotelli


Mario Balotelli’s Manchester City future could be decided this week, with talks expected between the champions and Milan today.

City are said to want €37 million for the striker but the fee may end up nearer to the €28 million he cost them from Internazionale in the summer of 2010.

Adriano Galliani, the Milan vice-president, has told Gazzetta dello Sport: “At the end of Friday, Manchester City still said €37 million. We will see on Monday. Under these conditions, he will remain at Manchester City.”

While neither City nor the Balotelli camp would comment on the claim, Galliani’s statement can be considered a bargaining move as the transfer window enters its final few days. If the clubs fail to agree a price, there is an outside chance of a loan which would see the striker at San Siro for the remainder of the season.

Galatasaray have agreed a deal to sign Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder from Inter Milan, the Turkish club have confirmed. The 28-year-old has been in contract talks with Galatasaray since Inter accepted a €10 million bid for his services two weeks ago.

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