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 players based in the north of Italy, including Balotelli, offloaded in Milan before the remainder of the squad was taken to Rome. The Milan forward is likely to go on holiday immediately to escape the criticism being levelled at him from frustrated Italy supporters, but Galliani expects him to return to start preseason training under new coach Filippo Inzaghi. Balotelli will also be wearing a Rossoneri shirt when the transfer window closes at the end of August, according to Galliani, despite speculation that he is set for a summer exit.
Mario Balotelli staying put - AC Milan
ESPN FC | Jun 26