Mario Balotelli RUMORS & NEWS

  • Return to Inter Milan 'impossible' for Liverpool's Mario Balotelli - agent

    ESPN FC "Mario Balotelli's agent says that the a move back to Inter Milan to rejoin Roberto Mancini is "impossible" for the Liverpool striker. Balotelli, 24, has struggled since moving from AC Milan to Liverpool this summer, and has failed to score in the Premier League this season as Brendan Rodgers'..." November 24

  • Mario Balotelli vows to turn scoring fortunes around at Liverpool

    Fox Sports "Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is confident he will soon start scoring again and become a "top player" at Anfield. Balotelli admits he has made a slow start to his career with the Reds since returning to the Premier League after a season with AC Milan. The Italy striker scored 26 times in 43..." November 21

  • Mario Balotelli injures hamstring in Italy training and returns to Liverpool

    The Guardian "The Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has left Italy’s training camp with a hamstring injury. The 24-year-old suffered the problem in training before Sunday’s European Championship qualifier with Croatia and has been unable to recover from it. It was decided on Saturday that Balotelli would be..." November 16

  • Lovren backs under fire team-mate Balotelli to succeed at Liverpool

    Daily Mail "Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has revealed that everyone at the club was relieved after under-fire striker Mario Balotelli ended his goal drought against Swansea in their Capital One Cup win. The 24-year-old had come under huge scrutiny for his performances since joining from AC Milan for..." October 30

  • Napoli rule out move for Liverpool's Mario Balotelli

    Sky Sports "Napoli sporting director Riccardo Bigon has dismissed rumours linking the club with a move for Liverpool's Mario Balotelli. Reports earlier this week claimed Napoli boss Rafa Benitez was lining up a move to bring Italy international Balotelli back to Serie A after a difficult start to life at..." October 30

  • Mario Balotelli to Napoli?

    The Guardian "The Rumour Mill has long been a fan of the beautiful and bewitching city of Naples and could recommend far worse places for an unloved and out-of-sorts Liverpool striker to head if he is tired of being scapegoated by an underperforming manager and bullied by various media outlets in the UK. So it..." October 28

  • Mario Balotelli may not be good enough for Liverpool long-term, says Brendan Rodgers

    Daily Mail "Brendan Rodgers has cast doubt over whether Mario Balotelli will be a long-term success at Liverpool. The Italian striker has yet to score a Premier League goal in red since his £16million move, and was subject to criticism on Wednesday night after a poor performance against Real Madrid...." October 23

  • Mario Balotelli determined to break Premier League duck for Liverpool

    The Guardian "Mario Balotelli said he was surprised by the quality in Liverpool’s squad when he signed for Brendan Rodgers’s team and has admitted that he is desperate to score his first Premier League goal for the club. The striker has had the international break to focus solely on his club form after being..." October 16

  • Fabio Borini insists he and Mario Balotelli can do an Italian job on Merseyside

    Daily Mirror "He may be an enigma for many, but Fabio Borini insists he understands Mario Balotelli. Borini was part of Italy's Euro 2012 squad along with Balotelli and just seven months separates the two Liverpool strikers. Borini has played with Balotelli and says he knows how the former Manchester..." October 10

  • Mario Balotelli shakes off bug to be fit for Liverpool v Aston Villa

    The Guardian "Mario Balotelli will be available for Liverpool’s match against Aston Villa on Saturday after recovering from illness, his manager Brendan Rodgers said. The Italy striker, signed for £16m from Milan last month, missed training on Thursday, adding to Rodgers’ concerns after a string of injuries..." September 12

  • Liverpool ‘hours away’ from Mario Balotelli transfer as AC Milan confirm talks

    Metro "Liverpool are hours away from the signing of Mario Balotelli after AC Milan confirmed they are in negotiations with the Reds over a deal. Balotelli has emerged as Liverpool’s number one transfer target as they look to add a world class striker to their ranks this summer. And after the..." August 21

  • Milan reject reports of £17.5m Liverpool bid for Mario Balotelli

    The Guardian "Milan have denied receiving any offers for Mario Balotelli amid reports that Liverpool had lodged a £17.5m bid for the Italy striker. Adriano Galliani, Milan’s vice-president, responding to reports suggesting that Liverpool had made Balotelli their main target to replace Luis Suárez, said: “At..." August 21

  • Mario Balotelli demands £5m-a-year salary (after tax) from Arsenal as AC Milan try to offload fiery striker

    Daily Mail "Mario Balotelli wants £5million-per-year after tax to join Arsenal this summer. The Gunners have shown an interest in the Italy international after learning the striker will be allowed to leave AC Milan this summer. Arsenal's interest in Balotelli had cooled after a move for Loic Remy..." July 21

  • Mario Balotelli staying put - AC Milan

    ESPN FC "AC Milan general manager Adriano Galliani insists Mario Balotelli is going nowhere this summer, despite being made scapegoat for Italy's poor showing at the World Cup. The Azzurri were due to return from Brazil on Thursday -- after crashing out of the tournament at the group stage -- with the..." June 26

  • Wenger rejects rumours of Arsenal deal for Mario Balotelli

    The Guardian "Arsène Wenger has denied reports that Arsenal are close to agreeing a deal for the Italy striker Mario Balotelli. The former Manchester City forward has been repeatedly linked with a summer move to London from Milan, but speaking on beIN Sport, Wenger called the story “pure invention”. He..." June 25

  • AC Milan could slash Mario Balotelli asking price if Arsenal part with Joel Campbell

    Metro "AC Milan could lower their £27m asking price for Mario Balotelli if Arsenal are willing to send Joel Campbell in the opposite direction, according to reports in Italy. Tuttosport suggest the Rossoneri are keen on the Gunners’ Costa Rican striker who spent last season on loan with Greek side..." June 20

  • Arsenal ‘to offer Mario Balotelli £180,000-a-week to make Arsenal transfer’

    Metro "Arsenal are reportedly set to offer Mario Balotelli a deal worth £180,000-a-week to move to the Emirates Stadium this summer. Balotelli is one of the Gunners’ key transfer targets, as manager Arsene Wenger looks to add a world-class striker to his squad for next season. The AC Milan forward..." June 18

  • Mario Balotelli’s agent hints the Milan striker is interested in Arsenal transfer

    The Guardian "Mario Balotelli’s agent has suggested his client may be interested in a move to Arsenal after the World Cup. Mino Raiola, who also represents Zlatan Ibrahimovic, said that the Milan striker is out of most team’s price range – but would not rule out a transfer for the Italy forward, who scored..." June 17

  • Italy's Mario Balotelli faces axe for England World Cup clash

    Daily Mirror "Mario Balotelli was applauded onto the training pitch by his Italy teammates on Tuesday after proposing to girlfriend Fanny Neguesha, writes John Cross in Rio De Janeiro. But the Azzurri's boss Cesare Prandelli must decide if he is still in love with AC Milan striker Balotelli ahead of their..." June 10

  • Arsenal favourites to sign Balotelli ahead of Chelsea

    Give Me Sport "Paddy Power have the Gunners priced at 5/2 to be Balotelli's next permanent club, while Chelsea have drifted out to 10/3 after being the 3/1 frontrunners last month. The Italy international was linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium in February, with reports claiming that Arsenal's sponsors..." March 27

  • Diego Maradona urges Napoli boss Rafa Benitez to buy AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli

    Daily Mirror "Diego Maradona has urged Rafa Benitez's Napoli to buy Mario Balotelli. And the Argentine promised to take care of any problems with the former Manchester City striker. Milan are in crisis this season and Balotelli could be sold this summer to rebuild the club. Reports in France claim..." March 19

  • Balotelli set to be sold by AC Milan this summer following Champions League nightmare

    Daily Mirror "Mario Balotelli is set to be sacrificed by AC Milan after the former Manchester City striker became the scapegoat for their Champions League failure. And his availability will open the door to a return to the Premier League this summer. The Italy forward came under attack in the Italian..." March 12

  • Jose Mourinho hints at Chelsea move for Mario Balotelli

    Sky Sports "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..." March 06

  • Tottenham 'offer £30million misfit Erik Lamela in SWAP for AC Milan's Mario Balotelli'

    Daily Mirror "Reports in Italy say Spurs' record signing, who's only started three league games since joining, could be sent back to Serie A. Tottenham have offered £30million misfit Erik Lamela in a swap deal with Mario Balotelli, according to Italian sports daily Tuttosport. Spurs' record signing has..." February 27

  • Balotelli out for 10 days with injury

    Football Direct News "AC Milan forward Mario Balotelli faces 10 days out with a shoulder injury suffered in the 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night. Balotelli was taken off in the 78th minute of the last-16 Champions League first leg tie at the San Siro after a nasty fall. The 23-year-old's left the..." February 20

  • Arsenal set to make summer move for unsettled Mario Balotelli after talks with agent

    The Express "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..." February 17

  • Arsene Wenger ‘met with Mario Balotelli’s agent to discuss Arsenal transfer

    Metro "Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has reportedly met with Mario Balotelli’s agent as he weighs up a summer move for the AC Milan striker. The Gunners have been strongly linked with a £25million deal to sign Balotelli at the end of the season, with Wenger on the lookout for a world class..." February 13

  • AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli plays down bad boy reputation

    Sky Sports "AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli has played down his bad boy reputation but says that he misses English football fans. The 23-year-old swapped the Etihad Stadium for the San Siro in January 2013 after a headline-grabbing two-and-a-half-year spell in England. Balotelli netted 20 Premier..." February 12

  • Arsenal sponsors Puma ‘will help Gunners fund Mario Balotelli transfer’

    Metro "Arsenal’s brand new kit sponsors will reportedly help the club fund a big money deal to sign Mario Balotelli at the end of the season. The Gunners, who announced a partnership with sportswear giants Puma last month, are said to be keen on signing AC Milan striker Balotelli in the summer. But..." February 04

  • Chelsea target Balotelli rules out AC Milan exit

    Goal.com "There have been reports that the Rossoneri had decided to make the Italy international available for transfer, but the forward says he is going nowhere ahead of the World Cup Mario Balotelli has rubbished reports that he could leave AC Milan during the January transfer window. As revealed by..." January 08

  • Ex-Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli talked up for shock Chelsea move

    The Express "Ex-Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli could make a shock move to Chelsea according to his agent. Balotelli, who is currently playing for crosstown rivals AC, infamously had a row with Jose Mourinho during his time at Inter in 2009. Though the Italian striker has enjoyed something of a..." October 30

  • Ex-police officer employed to look after Mario Balotelli after yet more controversy

    Daily Mirror "AC Milan have installed a former police officer in their latest attempt to reign in Mario Balotelli's captivating persona. The decision comes after the Italian striker snapped at a cameraman whilst on international duty last month. The Rossoneri have decided enough is enough and brought in..." October 27

  • Balotelli has his car TP'd after refusing to sign autographs

    Fox Sports "According to LiberaTV AC Milan star Mario Balotelli denied a group of youngsters autographs and paid dearly for it - his Ferrari was wrapped with toilet paper in a classic act of revenge. Now it’s practically impossible for athletes to grant every single autograph request but this might be a..." August 19

  • Mario Balotelli wanted Carlos Tevez reunion at AC Milan

    Sky Sports "Balotelli left Manchester City to return to Italy in January, and Tevez recently followed him out of the Etihad Stadium exit door. He has linked up with Juve on a three-year deal after rejecting interest from Milan and other clubs, but Balotelli is still confident of claiming Serie A..." July 05

  • AC Milan striker Balotelli is untransferable

    Fox Sports "AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani considers enigmatic striker Mario Balotelli to be 'untransferable'. The Rossoneri swooped to take Balotelli back to Serie A in January after reaching an agreement with Manchester City for the former Inter Milan forward. He has settled quickly back..." July 05

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