Balotelli targets loan switch

08 January 2009 07:45
Internazionale striker Mario Balotelli would like to leave the club on loan during the January transfer window. The highly-rated 18-year-old has been used sparingly by Inter coach Jose Mourinho so far this season and Balotelli's brother and agent, Corrado, believes a temporary move from the San Siro may be beneficial. He told Tuttomercatoweb: "We want a loan move. We are waiting for our meeting with (president) Massimo Moratti. "We will be talking to the club about a temporary transfer, because we think it could be useful." However, Moratti is not keen on allowing Balotelli to leave, even if it is only a loan agreement. He added: "He has asked to speak to me and I will meet him soon," Moratti stressed. I will try and work out what is best for Mario. "Of course we have a lot of trust in him because he is an indispensable player and I don't think he will leave, even on loan."

Source: ESA