Jose Mourinho has fuelled speculation that Chelsea could make a move for AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli this summer.

There have been reports the former Manchester City forward is unsettled in his native Italy amid intense media scrutiny and there are suggestions he could return to the Premier League.

And Mourinho has hinted that Chelsea could step in and make a bid for the 23-year-old Italy international.

"In football you never know the future," Mourinho told Yahoo.

"Balotelli is with a big club at the moment but you never know the future.

"They want to keep the best players and want to keep the best Italian players. But Mario has already been in English football before.

"I'm not going to be manager of Milan or the Italy national team, but he's a good kid and somebody I'd like to work with again."

Balotelli has previously claimed he would like work with Mourinho again.