Mancini denies Mario Balotelli rumor
Mancini met with Milan Vice President Adriano Galliani at the Italian club's headquarters on Monday, but the former Inter Milan coach said it was simply a courtesy visit.
In an interview with Italian news agency ANSA on Tuesday, Mancini says that Galliani had asked to see him and added: ''It lasted 10 minutes and I certainly didn't make an offer for Thiago Silva. Even less did I offer Balotelli or Tevez to Milan.''
Milan has long been linked with Tevez and a deal for the Argentine fell through in the winter transfer market during the controversial striker's long-running feud with City.
Balotelli played for Inter Milan for three years.