AC Milan backflip on controversial EPL star

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Speculation is growing that Mario Balotelli will be sold by Manchester City in the summer, despite the insistence of Roberto Mancini that he’s staying – but he certainly won’t be going to AC Milan if owner Silvio Berlusconi has anything to do with it

"There is a Milan style of behaviour that I don't think is very close to that of Balotelli,” The Italian Prime Minister told the Press Association.

“Every now and then, he has a bit of a distraction.”


Balotelli has faced a series of controversial incidents with City since signing with the English club in August last year. He received a red card for a violent tackle in Manchester City’s Europa League round of 16 clash with Dynamo Kiev, which City manager Mancini blamed for City’s eventual loss on aggregate.

Balotelli also insisted on leaving the pitch during a Manchester City game because he decided he was allergic to grass. And just recently Balotelli was fined a weeks wages, in the vicinity of £100,000, for throwing a dart at a youth player during training.

It was rumoured that the Italian, who is currently suspended from international duty, would head back to the Serie A as England was making him homesick.

AC Milan chief Adriano Galliani hinted that the striker might be making a deal with the Italian giants, telling reporters: "He needs to be loved. Are AC Milan ready for him? There is time, we will see in the future. Love helps everyone."

But after Inter Milan closed the door on re-welcoming their old striker, AC have now also slammed any possibility of taking the wayward star on.

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