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Mario Balotelli not one of Galatasaray's transfer targets

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Roberto Mancini has admitted that Mario Balotelli is not one of Galatasaray's transfer targets this summer, according to the Mirror.

The striker formed a close relationship with Mancini at Inter Milan after previous manager Jose Mourinho branded the player "unmanageable" and followed his mentor in swapping Milan for Manchester City in 2010. 

However it's fair to say that Balotelli maybe more well known for his exploits off the pitch rather than on them. Some of the more notorious incidents involved setting off fireworks in his bathroom and throwing darts at youth team players.

His unpredictable nature off the pitch was similar to his playing career whilst at City.

A needless red card at Arsenal should have cost the Citizens the title, but they were able to capitalise on a Manchester United collapse. Even players were showing that they were frustrated with his petulance, Joe Hart's reaction to the dismissal said it all.

But despite this the striker was instrumental in setting up Sergio Aguero's last minute strike to win the league, and demonstrated his coolness under pressure  to score a last minute penalty at home to Tottenham.

Balotelli then moved to boyhood club AC Milan but a disappointing season means that he is looking to leave the San Siro for a second time. Surprisingly though, his former boss believes that the Turkish game is not right for him.

49-year-old Mancini could have a point, with the intimidating nature of Turkish football meaning the striker will probably not improve his disciplinary record. A return to English football seems the most likely option for the Italian, with Arsenal said to be his preferred destination.

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