Mario Balotelli's lawyers are preparing to present their case after taking the Manchester City striker's appeal against a club fine to a Premier League tribunal.
Balotelli has exercised his right to take his fight to a league panel after failing to overturn the sanction through City's internal appeals process.
Press Association Sport understands City imposed a fine of two weeks' wages - a figure reported to be around £340,000 - on the Italy international last season for on-field indiscipline.
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