Manchester City have again insisted Mario Balotelli is still their player despite yet more rumours linking the striker with AC Milan.
City have repeatedly denied the 22-year-old is poised to leave the Etihad Stadium throughout the January transfer window. Yet that has not stopped the speculation concerning the Italian, which has regularly been fuelled by senior figures at the San Siro.
The latest stories have suggested discussions between the clubs over a possible move before Thursday's deadline have begun and that the controversial Balotelli has already held a leaving party, but City assistant manager David Platt said: "I saw that speculation yesterday but I've not heard anything. I don't think anything is going to happen."
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