Jose rules out Balotelli loan

12 January 2009 04:54
Internazionale coach Jose Mourinho has made it clear that striker Mario Balotelli will not be allowed to leave the club on loan in the January transfer window. The 18-year-old has been a bit-part player for the Nerazzurri this season, but Mourinho is adamant that Balotelli is going nowhere, even on a temporary basis. He said: "Nothing has changed since the last time I called up a squad. "His way of working is the same, his joy or lack of joy is the same, his attitude is the same. "The only thing that has changed is that his brother has made it clear that Mario is thinking about being loaned out. "We'll wait until the closure of the transfer market at the end of January, when he realises he's staying here. At that point there'll be no alternative to concentrating on his work with Inter. "Maybe then his attitude will change, maybe he will return to the squad, but at the moment he does not seem to be in the condition to play."

Source: ESA