Italy's new technical chief Roberto Baggio is disappointed Mario Balotelli, regarded as one of the country's biggest talents, is set to leave Internazionale.

The 19-year-old striker is expected to sign a contract with Manchester City this summer.

Baggio, who has just taken charge of coaching with FICG, said: "I'm sorry for this departure. It is a sin if SuperMario has to go abroad, but it is clear that there are situations that we do not know about.

"To find the talents, Italy will have to believe in young players and help them to thrive."