It has been rumored lately that Chelsea are interested in bringing controversial italian superstar back to the Premier League - would this be a good move? We weigh up the pros and cons of Super Mario returning to England.
Balotelli has immense talent but his controversial attitude and behaviour mean that he is yet to reach his full potential.
Some say he has character, some say stupid, but no matter which one you associate Balotelli with everyone knows who he is.
Balotelli, throughout his Manchester City stay, was caught throwing darts at the youth team, used a firework in his own house and failed to get a bib over his head.
But his antics aside would this move be beneficial for both parties?
Mourinho needs his type of striker.
During Jose Mourinho's first spell at Chelsea he played one up front when he was most succesful. He played Didier Drogba as his lone striker, a strong presence but he also had pace and an extensive shooting ability.
Balotelli is similar to Drogba in that aspect as Balotelli is a strong, fast and usually a clinical striker.
Balotelli has scored 15 goals in 18 games since arriving at AC Milan.
So far this season at Chelsea, Mourinho has tried Demba Ba, Fernando Torres and Samuel Eto'o up front but all three have failed to establish themselves as Mourinho's main man so maybe he wants Balotelli as his number one.
Chelsea would have even more depth
Chelsea's depth at the moment is almost frightening and in their Capital One cup clash with Arsenal they played what you could call a reserve team but it was still a world class XI.
With Balotelli in their team they could rotate their squad even more and if any injuries would occur they have even more options.
Could hinder Torres' progression at Chelsea
Torres has started to play his best football at Chelsea under Jose Mourinho, and an increased work ethic has seen Torres improve. The arrival of a top class striker could damage Torres as a player.
Torres and his confidence have come a long way in the last few months and Mourinho may be able to get the best out of him still.
Balotelli is a player that a team has to play around. As we all know the Italian enjoys being the centre of attention on and off the field.
Balotelli requires plenty of the ball and in a team full of world class stars both in the starting line up and on the bench he will not receive no where near as much of the ball as he has done previously.
Balotelli is a superb player but does like the team to play around him - although his talent would develop any club, his controversial attitude would not and even at Man City Roberto Mancini had to say enough is enough.
The striker will always score goals and has most of the attributes that Mourinho likes in his forwards but whether this would be a worthwhile move or not is debatable.
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