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Mario Balotelli won't make Serie A return

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Liverpool striker, Mario Balotelli, will be staying put at Anfield for the foreseeable future, according to the player's agent, Mino Raiola.

The Italian international has struggled with life back in the Premier League, scoring just twice since completing a £16million move from AC Milan to Liverpool, but a return to his homeland is simply not on the cards.

Controversy

Balotelli, who controversially left England after falling out with Roberto Mancini at Manchester City, has been strongly linked with a swift return to Serie A with Inter Milan reportedly keen.

However, Raiola has admitted that despite the interest in his client, no move will be happening as Balotelli has no intentions on returning to Italy just yet. Despite Inter Milan now being managed by Mancini, it was widely speculated that Balotelli could reunite with his former-manager, but it seems like they are just rumours and gossip talk.

Return?

Mancini gave Balotelli his first chance in the Inter Milan first-team during his first tenure at the club, and then signed him for City as well, but after several on-and-off the field antics, the club sold the striker in a winter window to AC Milan.

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The 24-year-old has failed to set alight Anfield and has also failed to win over the fans, who are frustrated with their dire start to the new season, but despite his woes, Raiola insists that his client will stick it out in England and will not take the easy way out and return to Italy.

He told Gazzetta dello Sport: 'A return to Inter is impossible. Not for Mancini, but for other reasons of which it isn't worth talking about. Even Naples. Mario does not return in Italy.'

Attitude

Raiola then discussed Balotelli's attitude on the pitch, and he admitted that his style must change and he must start moving around the field more for his team-mates. He added: 'He lacks the goals, doesn't run well but it is a time that must pass. He now has this injury and we hope to have it resolved as soon as possible.

'The relationship with the team? It is perfect, the English journalists must not be part of his life.'

Balotelli had to sit out of Liverpool's defeat to Crystal Palace on Sunday, but according to reports, his team-mates aren't happy with him going to a boxing event just hours before their match. The Italian was seen in the crowd for a fight on Saturday evening.

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