Mario Balotelli RUMORS & NEWS

  • Mario Balotelli offered Liverpool escape - by newly-promoted Crotone

    Liverpool Echo "Mario Balotelli has been offered a way out of Liverpool this summer - by Serie A newboys Crotone. The Calabrians have secured promotion to Italy's top flight for the first time in their history, finishing second in Serie B. And their president, Raffaele Vrenna, says the controversial striker..." May 22

  • AC Milan 'want to keep Mario Balotelli' and will meet with Liverpool to discuss deal

    Daily Mail "AC Milan will meet with Liverpool at the end of the season in an attempt to keep Mario Balotelli at the San Siro. The controversial striker has spent the season on loan at Milan, who sold Balotelli to Liverpool for £16million in 2014, and he has admitted he is not keen to return to..." April 25

  • Silivo Berlusconi says AC Milan could make a 'financial sacrifice' to sign Mario Balotelli permanently

    Daily Mirror "Milan owner Silivo Berlusconi has claimed his club could make a a "financial sacrifice” to sign Mario Balotelli permanently if the Italy striker grows up. The on-loan Liverpool striker has made only two Serie A starts in an injury-hit and looked set to be offloaded to the Chinese Super League..." February 25

  • Liverpool chief in China to discuss selling Mario Balotelli

    Metro "Liverpool are in talks to sell flop forward Mario Balotelli to a Chinese Super League team, according to reports. Balotelli is currently on a season-long loan at AC Milan after being told he has no future at Anfield. But the Italian club have already decided they don’t want him permanent,..." February 24

  • Has Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli played his last match for AC Milan?

    Liverpool Echo "AC Milan coach Sinisa Mihajlovic has hinted that Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli may have played his last match on loan for the Rossoneri – after a plodding two minute substitute appearance for Milan yesterday. Milan were leading Genoa 2-0 when Balotelli was introduced for Carlos Bacca, and..." February 16

  • Mario Balotelli Used To Pee On His Teammates' Shoes, Just For Fun

    Deadspin "Like all lovers of joy, crude humor, and outrageous behavior, our hearts leap at the prospect of hearing new Mario Balotelli stories. This one, about Balo’s urinary humor, does not disappoint. Kerlon, the seal-dribbling Youtube wonder, sat for an interview recently with ESPN Brazil. In it, he..." January 12

  • Klopp plays down interest in bringing Balotelli back

    The Score "Mario Balotelli's chances of reviving his Liverpool career took a hit following manager Jurgen Klopp's failure to guarantee a spot for the Italian forward. Agent Mino Raiola hinted last week that his 25-year-old client is planning on meeting with the German manager to discuss a possible return..." January 04

  • Balotelli returns to AC Milan training after groin surgery

    The Score "AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli participated in training Wednesday, a sign of encouragement from a player who's been battling a nagging groin injury for more than two months. The 25-year-old required surgery to correct the problem after trying and failing to treat it with more conservative..." December 02

  • AC Milan confirms Mario Balotelli will undergo surgery on ailing groin

    The Score "Confirming reports from various outlets that had been circulating earlier in the week, AC Milan announced Tuesday that on-loan striker Mario Balotelli will indeed require surgery to remedy the groin injury that has kept him on the sidelines for more than a month. Balotelli, 25, will head to..." November 17

  • Mario Balotelli hints at shock Liverpool return as Jurgen Klopp set to take over as boss

    The Express "The Italian is currently on a season-long loan at AC Milan after former manager Brendan Rodgers deemed him surplus to requirements at Anfield. However, with Jurgen Klopp poised to take the reins from the sacked Northern Irishman, a number of players future's could be re-visited. And outcast..." October 07

  • AC Milan president: We wanted Ibrahimovic… but Liverpool flop Balotelli will do

    Daily Star "Balotelli was snapped up on loan by the Italian giants after a disappointing season at Anfield. The Italy international managed only one goal in 16 appearances for the Reds. And after just 12 months back in the Premier League, he was offloaded by Brendan Rodgers. Speaking after Milan's..." September 22

  • Mario Balotelli is 'unmanageable' - ex-Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard

    ESPN FC "Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard agrees with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho that Mario Balotelli is "unmanageable." Balotelli, 25, has been loaned to AC Milan after struggling to make an impact at Liverpool following his move from the San Siro in 2014 -- and he impressed in the Milan..." September 14

  • Liverpool flop Mario Balotelli is reformed, claims AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani

    Daily Mirror "AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has been impressed with Mario Balotelli's attitude upon the striker's return to the club. The 25-year-old rejoined the Rossoneri on a season-long loan last month just a year after leaving Milan to sign for Liverpool. He endured a disastrous spell on Merseyside,..." September 02

  • Mario Balotelli blames Kop boss Brendan Rodgers for his poor Liverpool form

    Daily Star "The Italian striker completed a return to AC Milan earlier today just 12 months after arriving at Anfield in a £16m deal. He's moved back to the San Siro on a season-long loan, and is unlikely to play for the Reds again. And the ex-Manchester City frontman has now taken issue with Rodgers..." August 27

  • Report: Balotelli's Milan contract bans 'extravagant haircuts,' nightclubs

    The Score "AC Milan may be close to a loan move to bring back favourite son Mario Balotelli, but not before establishing a few ground rules. The Italian outfit has apparently had enough of Balotelli's antics and his contract will include a good-behaviour clause, reports La Gazzetta dello Sport, courtesy..." August 26

  • Mario Balotelli completes medical at AC Milan: 'I am happy to be back'

    The Score "It's just a matter of time before Mario Balotelli rejoins AC Milan. The Italian striker completed a medical with Milan on Tuesday and will be introduced as the team's newest summer signing during a press conference later in the day, officially ending his disappointing time with Liverpool. "I..." August 25

  • Liverpool flop Mario Balotelli offered fresh career start - by plucky Italian THIRD tier club

    Daily Mirror "Mario Balotelli has been offered the chance to get his career back on track - by plunging back into the Italian THIRD tier. Balotelli, who has scored just one Premier League goal since his £16million summer move to Liverpool last summer, is wanted by Italian underdogs Lupa Castelli. The..." July 25

  • Liverpool to offload FLOP Mario Balotelli to fund move for Man Utd striker Radamel Falcao

    The Express "The Italy international joined Anfield last summer for £16m but, much like Falcao, has struggled to hit the ground running. The pair have managed just five Premier League goals in 35 outings between them. And according to reports in Spain, the Reds are willing to cut their losses with the..." April 16

  • Someone doesn't like me! Mario Balotelli posts cryptic message after Liverpool win

    The Express "The Reds frontman was an unused substitute during his side's 2-0 win over Burnley last night. Balotelli has struggled for form since his £16m move to Anfield last summer, managing just one goal this term. But according to Balotelli, someone is out to get him. In the aftermath of the Reds'..." March 05

  • Mario Balotelli ‘close to quitting Liverpool for Orlando City transfer’

    Metro "Mario Balotelli is being lined up for a shock exit from Liverpool, with MLS outfit Orlando City set to open talks for his services. Balotelli, who has struggled to shine in his debut season at Anfield, has been strongly linked with a move at the end of the campaign." March 01

  • Daniel Sturridge says he is helping goalscorer Mario Balotelli settle in at Liverpool

    Daily Star "Sturridge was the star attraction before the Reds' clash with Tottenham on Tuesday night after returning from injury. But he was replaced by Balotelli who stole the show with a late winner in the top-four tussle. It was Balotelli's first Premier League goal since joining Liverpool in the..." February 12

  • Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli will leave Anfield for £45million or DIE there declares his agent

    Daily Mirror "The Italian international only arrived in August but is already being linked with a move away from the club having fallen down the pecking order. The agent of Mario Balotelli has declared that the Italian striker will NOT be leaving Anfield, declaring that he'll either become a success or "die..." January 29

  • Brendan Rodgers: Mario Balotelli will NOT leave Liverpool in January

    The Express "The Anfield manager described the striker as “good guy” and said he would help him find the “solution" to emerge from his rut of form. Balotelli has yet to score for Liverpool in the Premier League since moving to Anfield in August for £16m from AC Milan and former manager Roberto Mancini said..." January 15

  • Olympiakos makes SHOCK bid for Liverpool's Mario Balotelli

    The Express "According to Tuttomercatoweb, the Superleague giants want to take the misfiring Italian forward on loan for the remainder of the season. Balotelli has yet to find his feet since joining Brendan Rodgers' men during the summer for £16million as a replacement for Luis Suarez." January 08

  • FA: Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli could have faced longer ban

    ESPN FC "Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli could have been banned for more than one match over a controversial social media post, but the Football Association was satisfied he did not mean any offence. On Tuesday the FA published reasons for its decision to suspend the Italy international for one game..." December 23

  • Mario Balotelli: Liverpool striker banned for one game and fined

    BBC "Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been given a one-match ban by the Football Association as punishment for his Super Mario post on social media. The Italian, whose suspension comes into effect immediately, has also been fined £25,000 and must attend an education course. The 24-year-old..." December 18

  • Balotelli return to Inter 'impossible'

    ESPN FC "Inter Milan vice-president Javier Zanetti says he will sit down and discuss transfer targets with coach Roberto Mancini after the weekend's game against Lazio, but Mario Balotelli will not be on any list they draw up. Balotelli has been linked with a return to Inter this winter, but former..." December 17

  • Liverpool striker Balotelli charged by FA "Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been charged by the Football Association after posting an image on his Instagram account that is alleged to be racist and anti-Semitic. The Italy international posted an image of video game character Super Mario accompanied with a caption that referenced..." December 05

  • Liverpool have to sell Mario Balotelli - or he could be the end of Brendan Rodgers

    Yahoo! Sports "Mario Balotelli just cannot keep himself out of trouble. His stupid post on social media should see him banned by the Football Association but his ongoing behaviour could have even more serious consequences for his club and manager. If Balotelli had scored 15 Premier League goals this season..." December 02

  • Lambert deserves his Liverpool spot ahead of Balotelli, says Gary Neville

    Daily Mail "Rickie Lambert deserves to keep his place for Liverpool's crunch Premier League clash against Stoke City on Saturday, according to Gary Neville. The former Southampton frontman has scored two goals in as many starts for the Reds and broke his champions League duck in Wednesday night's 2-2 draw..." November 27

  • 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

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