By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Having fallen down the pecking order at the Etihad Stadium, Balotelli is widely expected to leave Manchester City in the near future, with Serie A sides Juventus and AC Milan reportedly to leading the chase for his signature.
However, Rossoneri president Berlusconi put to bed rumours linking the striker to his club by telling Radio Mars that Massimiliano Allegri's team already possessed a player with more potential than Balotelli in Niang.
"We sold [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva [in the summer] for monetary needs, but the others left for age reasons," Berlusconi shared.
"Our goal is to return as a big team in three years' time, to start a new cycle with [Stephan] El Shaarawy - who is an extraordinary player - and Mattia De Sciglio, who will become a champion. Niang is better than Balotelli."
Milan manager Allegri also advised the City forward to get his act together before his erratic form and behavior destroys his own career.
"I don’t like talking about players in other teams, in any case, it’s a shame he still hasn’t shown his talent and I think he needs to hurry up, because you’re 30 before you know it," he noted.