Reports in Italy suggest that Balotelli has become frustrated with life in Milan and is now more determined than ever to move on.

Balotelli cried when he was substituted against Napoli last week, and while he bounced back with a late goal to secure victory against Bologna on Friday, it is clear that all is not well with the Italian international.

Indeed, the 23-year-old reportedly told agent Mino Raiola that he wanted to leave in January but preliminary talks with Chelsea - about a reunion with Jose Mourinho - failed to amount to anything.