Mario Balotelli’s future may have been decided by AC Milan’s hammering at the hands of Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last night, with the forward tipped to leave at the end of the season.
Italian publication TuttoMercato claims that the chances of the striker departing the San Siro in the summer were boosted by the fact that Milan exited Europe’s elite competition, and therefore don’t look likely to be in it next year. The Rossoneri are struggling greatly in the Serie A this year and currently sit in 10th place, some way off the positions needed to qualify for the Champions League for next campaign.
As a result Balotelli may look to jump ship to another club, in order to ensure he is playing at the highest level possible. Recent speculation has of course suggested that Balotelli could be set for a summer reunion with former boss Jose Mourinho at Chelsea, and the reports emanating from Italy have done little to play down this option.
With the former Man City star said to be unsettled at Milan, and the dismal form of his club only reinforcing the notion that he will look to leave, could we see Balotelli make a dramatic return to the Premier League?
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