Kolarov wanted by Inter

Nerazzurri chief insists re-signing Balotelli is not in their plans

Aleksandar Kolarov: Has attracted the interest of Inter Milan

Mario Balotelli: Not on his way back to the San Siro, says Branca

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Inter Milan sporting director Marco Branca has confirmed the club are targeting Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov, but has reiterated his team-mate Mario Balotelli is not in their plans.

Both players have been linked with moves away from City in the summer, with manager Roberto Mancini admitting he will "probably" sell Balotelli following a string of controversies both on and off the pitch.

The Italian striker has been linked with a return to his former club Inter, who sold him to City for a reported £23million fee in the summer of 2010, but president Massimo Moratti has denied the 21-year-old is a target.

Branca has echoed his comments but admits the Serie A giants are interested in signing Serbian full-back Kolarov.

The 26-year-old has made just nine Premier League starts for City this season after struggling to displace Gael Clichy in Mancini's first team.

"Kolarov is a player that interests us, it's true," Branca told FC Inter News.

"We can move on this issue at the end of the season. Balotelli? He is good but not in our plans."