Mario Balotelli served notice on his rented four-bedroom house earlier this month, with the property in Alderley Edge being available since 11 January for £13,495 a month.

It is thought the striker has began moving his possessions out of the house – which has a pool and gym – in the expectation of a move away from Manchester City, with Milan his proposed destination.

The house Balotelli is looking to vacate is not where he lived when fireworks went off by accident in his bathroom ahead of City's derby at Manchester United in October 2011.

The estate agent renting the property describes the house as: "Set in an elevated position on The Edge with panoramic views. The Lodge is a stunning newly constructed residence with lounge-media suite, sitting room, living kitchen, master bedroom with en suite dressing room and bathroom, three further bedrooms, three further bathrooms and spectacular leisure suite with pool and gym.

Matija Nastasic is "proud" that he has been able to establish himself quickly in City's first team by dislodging Joleon Lescott to become Vincent Kompany's regular central defensive partner.

The Serb joined the club from Fiorentina in a £12m transfer plus the exchange of City's Stefan Savic during the summer and he has so far started 14 of City's 22 Premier League games, becoming first choice ahead of Lescott from mid-September.

The England defender and Kompany were automatic choices in last season's championship-winning side. Asked if there was surprise at how quickly he had broken up the partnership, Nastasic said: "Yes, I'm very proud of that because Joleon is a great player and so is Kolo Touré. Certainly not in the first six months [did I expect to play so much]. When I arrived I noticed in the first couple of games that I could settle and play and that gave me confidence. But it's not really important who plays as long as the team do well."

Matija is also pleased at how he has adapted to English football. "I'm very happy about that of course. So far I've played 20 games and everything is going well for me at the moment. It's a different league in Italy.

"It's also very difficult to play there but I'm happy here in English football. The main difference is that in Italy it's a very tactical game. Teams get a lot of players behind the ball. Here the games are more open and the challenges are stronger," he said.

Manchester United's Nemanja Vidic is Nastasic's Serbia team-mate, and on signing for the club he asked him for advice. "When I arrived I asked him for advice. I spoke with him and still speak with him," Nastasic said.

"For me he is a great friend and a great person. He gave me general advice, not just about football but about lifestyle and young players adapting to English football. I [also] spoke with Stefan [Savic] because he took my place at Fiorentina. I knew that he had a little bit of difficulty."