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Italy star happy at AC Milan

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Balotelli's happy in Italy despite a dip in form (©GettyImages)
Balotelli's happy in Italy despite a dip in form (©GettyImages).

Former Manchester City live-wire Mario Balotelli has denied claims he could move on again this January, declaring he's happy with life at AC Milan.

Balotelli enjoyed an eventful two-and-a-half seasons in Manchester before heading back to his native country in January this year. 

However, since arriving back in Italy, the former Serie A giants have struggled - stuttering to tenth in the league this campaign with almost a quarter of the season gone. 

But that has not deterred the fiery forward: "I have always said that I do not watch out for the distant future. 

"I am only thinking about doing well against Genoa and not about the market in January or May. I am happy at Milan and I am happy to be here," he told Sky Italia. 

The striker has suffered a loss of goal-scoring form of late, netting only three goals in seven Rossoneri appearances this term. He hasn't scored for his club since October 1, or his country since October 15.

His Italian strike partner Giuseppe Rossi spoke out in support of his compatriot after Italy's 2-2 draw with Nigeria, saying the "goals will come." 

In typical Super Mario fashion, the 23-year-old added: "I'm a good guy, like so many others. It is only that I am in a situation where I cannot be normal.

"I am not in an environment where I can never go wrong and do things guys my age do. I have so many eyes on me, but I do not care at all. My character's okay."

That 'character' has certainly been missed in the Premier League since his departure last winter. 

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