Mario Balotelli has said he would have run to Milan to sign for his boyhood club.

The controversial Manchester City striker was back in Italy completing the formalities of his move to AC Milan on Wednesday night. The 22-year-old arrived in the city in the afternoon and was swamped by reporters, photographers and fans as he was taken to a clinic to undergo his medical.

Balotelli also briefly spoke to the Milan Channel after landing at the city's Malpensa Airport, saying: "I'd wanted to play for Milan for such a long time. Obviously I played for other teams and couldn't come. But when there was the chance, I ran."

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