Manchester City & Mario Balotelli

Manchester City Football Club is an English Premier League football club based in Manchester. Mario Barwuah Balotelli (born 12 August 1990) is an Italian footballer who plays as a striker for Manchester City and the Italian national team. 5.0/5

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Manchester City and Juventus fans take turns in throwing a Mario Balotelli jersey over the fence.
Mario Balotelli and Micah Richards at Manchester City yesterday. Once blue always blue. We miss you guys💙💙💙
Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini has warned that Mario Balotelli is in danger of wasting his entire career unless he changes his attitude very soon. The Liverpool striker who has been linked with a move to Juventus in recent weeks has had a controversial career that has made people question his talent. These include fall outs with Jose Mourinho when the pair worked together at Inter Milan as well as Roberto Mancini at Manchester City. [ 119 more words. ]
TRANSFER GOSSIP Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 27, has alerted Manchester United to his potential availability by saying he does not know where he will be playing next year. (Guardian) The Sun's back page on Tuesday United are considering a £25m move for Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 25, to strengthen their faltering Champions League hopes. (Daily Express) They are also tracking Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller, 25, who is keen on a move away from the Allianz Arena. (Daily Star) Swansea City want Newcastle United's Senegalese striker Papiss Cisse, 29, to replace Manchester City-bound Wilfried Bony, 26. (Daily Telegraph) Liverpool are ready to sell Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva, 28, to Napoli if they land 25-year-old Fabian Delph from Aston Villa. (Daily Mirror) Juventus are interested in signing Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli, 24, on a loan deal this month, with an option for a £14m permanent deal in the summer. (Times - subscription required) Arsenal are prepared to increase the ...
Arsene Wenger has put Celtic's Dutch wing-back Virgil van Dijk top of his hit-list. Brendan Rodgers is set to make Mario Balotelli an Anfield outcast. Fernando Torres is set for a return to Atletico Madrid - the club where he launched his career. Reading boss Steve Clarke fears Glenn Murray could be playing one of his final games for the club today. Former Italy defender Andrea Dossena, released by Sunderland last summer, has revealed he surfed the internet to see which teams around Europe had sold a left-back and ordered his agent to enquire if those clubs would be interested in signing him. Virgil van Dijk to sign for before 4th February 2015. Click here to bet. Sergio Aguero is set to give Manchester City a huge new year bonus by recovering from injury quicker than expected. Neil Warnock is ready to offer Glenn Murray a Crystal Palace lifeline. Stoke expect to complete the signing of Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto. Frank Lampard is set to give Manchester City a boost by extending his loan spell at ...
John Terry with 36 goals while Mario Balotelli has none for Liverpool and only 20 for Manchester City! Numbers Never Lie. CB vs CF..lol
Roberto Mancini is eager to bring his Former Manchester City player Mario Balotelli from Liverpool to Inter Milan
Liverpool's Italian striker Mario Balotelli, 24, could be heading back to Serie A with Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini eager to secure his return to the San Siro. (Daily Star Sunday) Mancini could also return to former club Manchester City to sign England midfielder James Milner, 28, whose contract talks with the Premier League champions have broken down. (Sun - subscription required) Colombia international Fredy Guarin, 28, could be going in the other direction with Liverpool considering a January loan deal for the Inter midfielder. (Sunday People) Chelsea have made a £30m bid for Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman, 24, in an attempt to beat Manchester United to the signing of the Netherlands international in January. (Sunday Express) But United are set to pip neighbours Manchester City to the signature of Fiorentina's Colombian midfielder Juan Cuadrado, 26, next month. (Sport Mediaset - in Italian) Everton have joined Arsenal, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid in the chase for Croatia international a ...
Paris St Germain striker Edinson Cavani, 27, wants to move to Arsenal in January. • Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri, 27, has admitted he faces an uncertain future at the Etihad. • Manchester United have suffered a blow in their pursuit of Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin, with the Spanish champions insisting the 28-year-old is not for sale. • Alternatively, Atletico Madrid have told Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal that he must meet Godin's £28.5m buyout clause if he wants to land the defender in January. • Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that Mario Balotelli is likely to miss his side's crucial Champions League clash with Basel on Tuesday due to injury. • West Ham's 26-year-old defender Winston Reid, who is out of contract in the summer, is demanding a huge wage rise to remain with the Hammers and could be sold in January, with Arsenal and Liverpool among his suitors. • Arsenal scout Gilles Grimandi has been watching Monaco's £15m-rated left-back Layvin Ku ...
Mario Balotelli wanted to send an anti-racist message, instead he inadvertently insulted Jews - that's just him MARTIN SAMUEL: Slowly, Brendan Rodgers has discovered the truth. It was not that Manchester City did not care about Mario Balotelli’s behaviour. The problem was the player, not the club.
Mario Balotelli was labelled ‘super stupid’ by the Daily Express after posting a picture on Instagram which apparently condoned anti-Semitism. It is now subject to an FA investigation. The Liverpool striker has had an awful time since returning to the Premier League after a spell at AC Milan. The Former Manchester City striker hasn’t scored a goal in the league since his £16 million transfer. Life might get worse for the Italian after he posted a picture of Super Mario, the Nintendo character, which had the message: “Don’t be racist. Be like Mario. He’s an Italian plumber created by Japanese people who speaks English and looks like a Mexican. And jumps like a black man. And grabs coins like a Jew.” A club spokesman said: “We are aware of the posting which has since been promptly deleted by the player. “We will be speaking to the player about the issue.”
Why Mario Balotelli could benefit from Divock Origi’s arrival in January As Liverpool’s struggles continue, they were dealt another blow ahead of their clash with Crystal Palace. The Premier League is set to return after a two week international break and Brendan Rodgers’ side are hoping to start a run of good form. So are other top clubs including Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham, but the difference for the Reds is the loss of Daniel Sturridge. Only featuring three times since the start of the season, the England international was expected to return this weekend at Selhurst Park. However, on Wednesday morning, the 25 year-old picked up a fresh injury to his thigh and its now rumoured that he could be out until 2015. Origi’s return means Mario Balotelli was a flop – Keown It’s been disappointing for the Reds as they finished runners-up to Manchester City last season and Sturridge was a key part of that success with striker Luis Suarez. The former Liverpool forward left for Barcelona wh ...
Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge, who has been out since September, suffers a new injury setback in training. The 25-year-old injured his thigh on Tuesday and is expected to have a scan on Wednesday. Sturridge, who scored 25 times last season, has played just three Premier League games this term and only returned to full training last week. He suffered a thigh strain while with England in September before picking up a calf strain in training in October. Liverpool have won only four times in 14 matches without the former Chelsea and Manchester City forward and currently find themselves in 11th place. Brendan Rodgers's side have scored just 14 league goals this season with strikers Mario Balotelli, Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert failing to find the net. Rodgers criticised England's handling of Sturridge after he was originally ruled out for up to three weeks. Balotelli picked up a hamstring injury on international duty with Italy and may be a doubt for Liverpool's next game against Crystal Pa ...
- I wish all other players for Arsenal can show the determination and fighting spirit that Alexis has. He's a real revelation, a machine. -Nobody at Arsenal can beat Sanchez. And I feel sorry for Sanchez because Arsene Wenger doesn't rest him. He is not a SLAVE you know. -Man City are very weak now,,let them be very careful against Man Utd on sunday -Manchester City performs good against good teams but show poor performance against weak teams -Manchester United slowly getting back to the very best -Saints are second on the standings on 19 points, 4 below leaders Chelsea -Everton I think Martinez needs to come out and say exactly what the situation is with Kone because he appears to have been 'close to fitness' for months now!! -Mario Balotelli and Dejan Lovren secured a spectacular late turnaround as Liverpool came from behind to beat Swansea City 2-1 in the League Cup fourth round.
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Mario Balotelli is figthing for his Liverpool future and Napoli could be willing to test the waters at Anfield with a €12.5 million in January. Manchester City are among the clubs monitoring the future of Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira. Arsenal and Chelsea are also interested in the German. Gerard Pique is said to be on his way out of Barcelona following a series of high-profile mistakes and Jose Mourinho is keen on signing the Spain international. Pique would be available for a fee of £30 million. AC Milan are set to reignite their interest in Isco and are also planning to raid the Santiago Bernabeu for Asier Illarramendi. The Rossoneri wanted the playmaker when he was at Malaga. Arsenal are leading the race to sign Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels after Manchester United reportedly turned their attention to Ezequiel Garay.
Striker Sergio Aguero has lifted the lid on Mario Balotelli's "crazy" antics at Manchester City in his new autobiography Born to Rise.
When Mario Balotelli scored for his Manchester City side at the Old Trafford home of their bitter rivals three years ago, he lifted his sky blue shirt to reveal a message asking the question 'Why Always Me?'.
Tuesday 21 October top football news Fernandinho believes the closed-door Champions League clash with CSKA Moscow will provide a tricky obstacle for Manchester City. Jamie Carragher says Liverpool must leave out Mario Balotelli to have the best chance of beating Real Madrid. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers insists his side cannot become too focused on stopping Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League this week. Manchester United produced their best performance of the season in a 2-2 draw against West Brom at The Hawthorns, according to manager Louis Van Gaal. Qatar World Cup games could finish as late as 3:30am under one proposal made by a senior football official. QPR forward Adel Taarabt has hit back at manager Harry Redknapp over claims that he is overweight and unfit to play."My job is to create, bring goals to the team. Maybe he expects me to make more tackles. I am not this type of player. I can only get fitness playing Premier League. You can train six or seven hours, but you won't be fit." Swanse ...
PL pre-match stats: Worst Wenger start We have statistics ahead of every Premier League game this weekend, including details of record good and bad starts for Chelsea and Arsenal. After a two-week break for internationals, the Premier League makes a welcome return this weekend. Manchester City will hope to put pressure on Chelsea when they host Tottenham in the opening game on Saturday, Jose Mourinho's side facing a tricky trip to Crystal Palace later in the day, while third-placed Southampton will also be eyeing maximum points from their home game against Sunderland. At the other end, Burnley and Newcastle are both in action at HQ as they go in search of their first league wins of the season. We take a look at the key Opta statistics ahead of the eighth round of games. Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur Manchester City have won six of their last seven Premier League meetings with Tottenham Hotspur (L1). Tottenham have secured 20 wins against Manchester City in the Premier League - only against Everton ( ...
Manchester City are weighing up a move for Juventus and France midfielder Paul Pogba, 21, next summer with Everton's Ross Barkley another option (The Times subscription required) Arsenal will look to meet Schalke winger Julian Draxler's £37m release clause in January. The Gunners want to sign the 21-year-old after growing frustrated with his Germany international team-mate Mesut Ozil, 25 (Daily Express) Netherlands playmaker Wesley Sneijder could leave Galatasaray and move to the Premier League as the Turkish club have failed to pay his wages. The 30-year-old could join Manchester United and link up with former national coach Louis Van Gaal. (The Sun - subscription required) Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry, 37, could return to his native France, with Paris Saint Germain and Monaco interested in signing him in January after his contract with Major League Soccer side New York Red Bulls expires (Daily Mail) Italian side Roma want to buy Manchester City and England midfielder James Milner, 28, for £10m ...
has delighted the fans of Manchester City with the signing of Mario Balotelli.
[SPOTLIGHT ON CITY, FALCAO AND BALOTELLI] - Just a month into the season, Manchester City is already facing a game of huge significance in the defense of its Premier League title. If City loses at home to early leader Chelsea on Sunday, the champions will be eight points behind their biggest rivals for the championship after five matches. And that will be a sizeable gap considering the strength of the squad that Jose Mourinho has built for this season. Buoyed by a 4-0 win over Queens Park Rangers last weekend, Manchester United's line-up of all-star attackers heads to another promoted club, Leicester, with Radamel Falcao in line for a first start. Scoring goals may not be enough for Mario Balotelli to be the new crowd favourite at Liverpool. The Italy striker ended his wait for a goal for his new club by scoring in Tuesday's 2-1 win over Ludogorets Razgrad in the Champions League. But Manager Brendan Rodgers says Balotelli must dovetail scoring with a relentless work rate, like Luis Suarez did during his ...
Liverpool Opposition Q&A: This week we speak to Liverpool fan Jim Fish who writes for Anfield Index and This is Anfield Are you happy with your transfers, have you got a realistic chance for the title without Luis Suarez? I think the club has gone about their business very well during the summer. It was going to be impossible to replace Luis Suarez and it’s clear that the club haven’t tried to do that. We needed more strength in depth and that’s what we have got. There are 1 or 2 I wouldn’t have chosen if I was the boss but, there’s plenty of reason why I’m not the boss. What positions do you think Liverpool and West Ham finish in the Premier League this season? I think that last season has spoilt us as fans and we are see by many to be realistic title challengers. I doubt we can challenge for the top 2 positions if I am being brutally honest. I think Chelsea and Manchester City are considerably stronger in squads and in experience of playing 3 games a week, which we now have to do after 5 lon ...
Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour has ordered them to win the Champions League, according to defender Vincent Kompany, 28. (Daily Mirror)  Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 28, has patched up his differences with former boss Sir Alex Ferguson by calling him "incredible".(Daily Mail) The Football Association will insist that former West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka, 35, serves the five-match ban imposed for his "quenelle" gesture last December before he plays for new club Mumbai City. (Times - subscription required) Barcelona are to name their training ground after former coach Tito Vilanova, who died in April at the age of 45 after suffering with cancer.(Independent) Leeds owner Massimo Cellino wants Slovenian coach Darko Milanic - the boss of Austrian side Sturm Graz - to take over at Elland Road.(Sun - subscription required) Academy manager Neil Redfearn insists he is fine with Cellino's decision to rule him out of the running for the Leeds job.(Yorkshire Evening Post) Former M ...
Liverpool returns to UCL after five years 2014-09-16 15:22 PARIS - Liverpool's return to Champions League action for the first time in five years and Real Madrid's shaky start to the season dominate the start of the new battle for the elite European title on Tuesday. Liverpool take on surprise Bulgarian team Ludogorets Razgrad, while defending champions Real clash with Switzerland's Basel in the key matches of the first day. German champions Bayern Munich play English counterparts Manchester City on Wednesday when Barcelona, Chelsea and Paris St Germain also set off on the gruelling campaign. Only captain Steven Gerrard remains from the 18-man squad which featured in Liverpool's last Champions League match, a 2-1 loss at home to Fiorentina in December 2009. Manager Brendan Rodgers, who has spent big to bring in the likes of Italy striker Mario Balotelli and England midfielder Adam Lallana, says the five-time European champions are not nervous about the return. "We have a very young squad and they will gai ...
MAVHARIVHARI (Rumours) & INTERNATIONAL UPDATES • Chelsea have set aside £60m to sign Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, next summer. Meanwhile, Chelsea striker Loic Remy, 27, says he cannot understand Liverpool's decision to pull the plug on his move to Anfield this summer. • Ex-Real Madrid Director General Jorge Valdano says Jose Mourinho would only be seen as a coaching great if Pep Guardiola did not exist. • AC Milan goalkeeper Diego Lopez believes Fernando Torres will be a more useful player for the team than Mario Balotelli. • Hull City's record signing, striker Abel Hernandez, 24, says he rejected Benfica in favour of a "dream" Premier League move on deadline day. • Former Tottenham, Fulham and Wales midfielder Simon Davies, 34, has signed for Pembrokeshire-based amateur team Solva AFC. • Nicolas Anelka's agent has denied speculation that the striker, 35, could have joined Fiorentina prior to agreeing a deal with Indian side Mumbai FC until Christmas. • Chelsea have expressed ...
_Bastian Schweinsteiger has been named as the new captain of the German national team, head coach Joachim Low announced at a news conference on Tuesday. Schweinsteiger, inherits the armband from Bayern Munich teammate Philipp Lahm, who retired from international football at the age of just 30 after leading Germany to their fourth World Cup triumph in July. The midfielder's first outing as captain will be a rematch of the World Cup final when Germany host Argentina in a friendly in Dusseldorf on Wednesday. _New Manchester United signing Angel Di Maria has revealed that he stayed at Real Madrid last season because of his friendship with Cristiano Ronaldo. _Former AC Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko believes Mario Balotelli deserves another chance after a difficult spell at the San Siro side and hopes the Italy international can make an impact at Liverpool. Balotelli made a fine start to life at Milan after joining them from Manchester City in January 2013, but failed to replicate that form in 2013-14 and was ...
Mario impressed as Gerrard scores in 16th consecutive season. Super Mario Balotelli made his Liverpool debut in a 3-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. The Former Manchester City star did not score, despite having many chances. However, captain Steven…
As Mario Balotelli prepares for his Liverpool debut against Tottenham, Brendan Rodgers insisted his background in youth-team football means he will get more out of the striker than Roberto Mancini managed at Manchester City.
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Adam Lallana included in Liverpool Squad for Sunday Clash. Midfielder Adam Lallana will be included in Liverpool's squad for their game at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. The 26-year-old is yet to make a competitive appearance for the Reds after picking up a knee injury in the first week of the club’s pre-season tour of the United States. But Manager Brendan Rodgers will take the £25million England international to White Hart Lane. "Adam will be in the squad, for sure," Rodgers confirmed. "He has looked fantastic in training. "Of course he is well short of match fitness but in training for the last couple of weeks, he has been exceptional." Rodgers will *** the condition of his three defenders that sustained problems during Monday's 3-1 loss at Manchester City, Alberto Moreno (ankle), Martin Skrtel (knock) and Glen Johnson (thigh), with the latter of the trio looking most likely to miss the contest at White Hart Lane. Right-back Jon Flanagan is not yet ready to return as he continues to recover from a ...
Pictures .. Balotelli source of happiness in training for Liverpool August 29, 2014 Mario Balotelli appears to be very happy in his early days with his new club Liverpool. It has spread on the internet a number of images for attending the team's training on Friday, in preparation for the next match against Tottenham on Sunday, and through these images Balotelli was extremely happy, and spread joy and smiles everywhere. Many people are watching the case of maturity reached by the talented player many problems, where caution and his agent Mino Raiola that a failure to Liverpool would mean the end of his career with the top teams forever. Liverpool contract Balotelli versus 20 million euros, and the day he announced the contract with the player attended to watch his team play at Etihad Stadium against Manchester City, where he fell to Liverpool 1-3 in the second round of the Premier League.
In pictures: Mario Balotelli trains with LFC team-mates ahead of trip to Spurs Mario Balotelli and his Liverpool FC team-mates looked in high spirits as they trained at Melwood before this weekend’s Premier League clash at Tottenham Hotspur . The Reds’ ninth, and arguably most high-profile , summer signing completed his £16m move from AC Milan earlier in the week and on the evidence of the pictures in our gallery above has wasted no time in adding his input to the impressive team-spirit that has characterised the Brendan Rodgers era to date. Liverpool won 5-0 at White Hart Lane last season in one of the real watershed moments of the season and will be hoping to bounce back after Monday night’s defeat at Manchester City – keep in touch with the ECHO for all the best build-up and live coverage of the game as usual Source:
Liverpool - Mario Balotelli has admitted he was glad to be back in the Premier League after the controversial Italy striker completed his £16 million move to Liverpool on Monday. Balotelli left England in January 2013 after a series of problems on and off the field prompted Manchester City to sell him to AC Milan. The 24-year-old had grown weary of his reputation as a bad-boy and believed a return home to Italy, where he had previously starred for Inter Milan, would get his career back on track. But he endured a difficult spell with Milan and was subjected to racial abuse from opposing fans. After sealing his switch to Anfield on a three-year £90 000-a-week contract, which includes an option for a further year's extension, Balotelli conceded he had been wrong to ever leave England. "I'm happy to be back because I left England and it was a mistake. I wanted to go to Italy but I realised it was
Italy forward and ex-Manchester City player Mario Balotelli completes his £16m move from AC Milan to Liverpool
Latest Paper Talk •Arsene Wenger twice rejected the chance to sign Mario Balotelli before the Italian striker's £16 million move to Liverpool was in place. •Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal will make a double swoop on his Former Netherlands stars Nigel De Jong and Daley Blind before the end of the Transfer Window. •Chris Smalling is in talks over a lucrative new deal with Manchester United that could pay him more than £18m. •Tottenham remain interested in PSV winger Memphis Depay despite him signing a new deal with the Dutch club. •Reading have slapped an £8m price tag on keeper Alex McCarthy, who is wanted by QPR. •Manuel Pellegrini is in no rush to follow his star players and sign a new deal at Manchester City. •Ajax are set to step up their efforts to sign Manchester City striker John Guidetti. •Mark Hughes last night insisted Stoke City's transfer kitty is bulging - despite spending next to nothing this summer. •Tottenham misfit Sandro has a four-year deal on the table from N ...
Mario Balotelli on his way to Liverpool on Friday but won't be eligible to face former club Manchester City on...
Transfer News & Stories √Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says he isn't surprised by Mario Balotelli's potential Premier League return. √Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc has admitted in-demand midfielder Adrien Rabiot could leave the French champions this summer. Arsenal have been touted as potential suitors for the talented Frenchman, with Serie A giants AC Milan and Roma also reportedly interested. √Former Manchester United defender Denis Irwin says Louis Van Gaal must make more defensive signings if he persists with a 3-5-2 formation. √Reports in Spain suggesting that Angel Di Maria has been left out of Real Madrid's squad for the second leg of their Spanish Super Cup clash with Atletico Madrid. √Silvano Martina, the agent of Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon says it will take 'two minutes' for a contract extension to be thrashed out, but is not planning on holding talks until the Transfer Window has closed. Buffon has entered the final year of his current deal. √Liverpool ...
Mario Balotelli's one and only Premier League assist for Manchester City will never be forgotten...
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Mario Balotelli is heading back to the Premier League. Mario Balotelli,the Milan striker has agreed on a 16 million pounds (20 million euros) move to Liverpool. As per reports, the 24-year-old Italian striker has bid farewell to his teammates at the San Siro ahead of his proposed move. "Today is my last day in Milan and I am going to Liverpool," Sky Italia reported him as saying. Balotelli's agent, Mino Raiola, is apparently having a series of meetings with Liverpool representatives to agree personal terms over a deal that would see the striker return to the Premier League after just 18 months in the Serie A. The former Inter Milan striker joined the Rossoneri from Manchester City for just over 20 million euros last January and went on to score 26 goals in 43 league appearances for Milan. Man City had paid 30 million euros to Inter, with whom he won three Scudettis and a Champions League title (2010), to acquire his services in 2010. He helped the Eastlands club win the Fa Cup in 2011 and the Premier Leag ...
GBAM!!! Liverpool agree £16m Balotelli fee Liverpool have agreed a £16m fee with AC Milan to sign Former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli. Reds boss Brendan Rodgers wants the Italy international, 24, to strengthen his attack after last season's top scorer Luis Suarez joined Barcelona. Balotelli moved to Milan for £19m from City last year and has scored 30 goals in 54 games for the Serie A club. Liverpool travel to Etihad Stadium in their next Premier League match on Monday. Negotiations are still taking place to agree terms with the player, but Balotelli has already said his farewells in Italy. Milan said in a statement on their website: "Mario Balotelli left Milanello's sporting centre at 13:30 local time, after saying goodbye to his team-mates. "Before leaving the premises, the striker has said goodbye to members of Milan's press office."
According to Yahoo Eurosport, have placed an official 20,000,000 bid for Ac Milan star, Mario Balotelli. Reports for Radamel Falcao are he is to likely sign for but Manchester City and Arsenal have joined the race for the Colombian 28 year old.
AC Milan insist they have not received an offer from Liverpool for their controversial striker Mario Balotelli. Reports in England claim the Italy international is being lined up as a replacement for Luis Suarez following his move to Barcelona, with the Merseyside club prepared to make a £17.5million bid for the Former Manchester City player.
TRANSFER GOSSIP Are Liverpool interested in Mario Balotelli? AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has denied reports suggesting Liverpool have lodged a bid for striker Mario Balotelli. (Inside Futbol) Arsenal and Chelsea target Sami Khedira would be a perfect signing for Bayern Munich, according to the German club's honorary president Franz Beckenbauer. (Talksport) West Ham have stepped up their defender hunt and have made enquiries about Manchester City duo Micah Richards and Matija Nastasic. (Evening Standard) Marseille defender Rod Fanni's proposed move to Leicester City has broken down due to a disagreement over personal terms. (L'Equipe) Aston Villa left-back Joe Bennett is closing in on a season- long loan to Brighton. (Daily Mail) Chelsea are set to trump Premier League rivals Arsenal with a £35m bid for Sporting Lisbon's 22-year-old midfielder William Carvalho. (Abola - in Portuguese) Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is preparing a £24m bid for Manchester United's Mexico striker Javier ...
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Today, In 2010, Manchester City signed Mario Balotelli from Inter Milan for a fee of £24.5m.
Mario Balotelli tries to be clever during Manchester City's pre season game against Los Angeles Galaxy, instead it goes wrong and he makes himself look even ...
Liverpool Transfers: Confirmed in: Adam Lallana from Southampton FC Emre Can from Bayer 04 Leverkausen Rickie Lambert from Southampton FC Lazar Markovic from Benfica Dejan Lovern from Southampton FC Divock Origi from Lille Confirmed out: Luis Alberto to Malaga (Loan) Luis Suarez to Barcelona Iago Aspas to Sevilla (Loan) Andre Wisdom to West Brom (Loan) Divock Origi to Lille (Loan) Rumours inbound: Jay Rodriguez from Southampton FC Oyengi Onazi from Lazio Martin Odegaard from Stromsgodset Marco Reus from Borussia Dortmund Juan Quintero from FC Porto Daniel Alves from Barcelona Javier Manquillo Gaitan from Atletico Madrid (Loan) Alberto Moreno from Sevilla Ezequiel Lavezzi from PSG Mario Balotelli from AC Milan Rumours outbound: Daniel Agger to Barcelona and Brondby IF Fabio Borini to Sunderland Tiago Llori to Borussia Dortmund and Deportivo Jose Reina to Bayern Munich, AC Milan and AS Monaco Kolo Toure to Trabzonspor Look out for Manchester City's Transfer News, coming soon
Reports are emerging in Italy today of serious interest in AC Milan striker and Italian international Mario Balotelli kaa Mr Barwuah. Balotelli came on as a second half substitute in Milan’s loss to Liverpool in the International Champions Cup last night and rumors began to surface of Liverpool’s interest in the Former Manchester City striker after Brendan Rodgers was effusive in his praise of him before the game. Now Sport Mediaset in Italy claim that Milan are willing to listen to offers for Balotelli for as little as £14m and that talks have started between Liverpool and Milan. Balotelli’s agent has already been quoted as saying he made a mistake in bringing him back to Italy. Can anyone anywhere think of a better replacement for Luis Suarez in terms of box office appeal than Super Mario?
Football - Premier League Balotelli 'in talks over Liverpool move' An Italian report claims Liverpool are in talks with AC Milan to buy Mario Balotelli for just £14.3 million. The rumours of Liverpool interest went into overdrive ahead of their International Champions Cup match when Brendan Rodgers praised Balo in his Press conference. Now Italy's Sport Mediaset reports that Balotelli's agent, Mino Raiola, is already in contact with the Premier League club to discuss wages. Milan CEO Adriano Galliani had said Balotelli was “99.999 per cent” likely to stay, but this phrase has also been used before other transfers. According to Sport Mediaset, Balo’s price-tag has plummeted over the summer to just €18m (£14.3m). The Rossoneri aim to use that money and reinvest it in Torino winger Alessio Cerci, who is also a target for AS Monaco. Balotelli has found life in Italy even tougher than at Manchester City with a more unforgiving Press. “I made a mistake bringing Mario back to Italy,” said agent Rai ...
Today's Transfer News: Crystal Palace have completed the signing of Brede Hangeland from Fulham on a free transfer. Malaga have signed Mexican goalkeeper Guilermo Ochoa on a free transfer. Atletico Madrid have signed full back Cristian Ansaldi on loan from Zenit St Petersburg. Jose Mourinho has stated that Chelsea will not sell Fernando Torres this summer. Frank Lampard has reportedly agreed a 6 month loan deal to Manchester City from New York City. Arsene Wenger has admitted that Thomas Vermaelen may very well leave this summer, and reassured that the club were never interested in bringing in Mario Balotelli. Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is ready to bid £14 million for Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa, 25, having already enquired about the availability of the Japan international. Liverpool and Juventus have both made enquiries for PSG winger Lucas Moura. Arturo Vidal's agent has reportedly flown to England to meet with Manchester United officials over the possibility of a transfer fro ...
Mario Balotelli smiles for a selfie with pitch invaders during Manchester City's 5-1 win over his AC Milan sid...
Manchester City trounce Milan 5- 1 and Iheanacho Scored a Brilliant Goal too. A relentless first half and Stevan Jovetic's brace made for a bright start to City's International Champions Cup, with the English champions pounding AC Milan 5-1 in Pittsburgh. Manuel Pellegrini recalled the majority of his lineup from the SKC victory, only replacing Micah Richards and Karim Rekik with Gael Clichy and Matija Nastasić, respectively. Former City striker Mario Balotelli also began the game on the bench for Milan. Just as against MLS opposition, City's opener came early against Milan. In the 12th minute Jesus Navas played a nice through ball into the path of Stevan Jovetic, and the forward finished inside Milan keeper Michael Agazzi's near post to give City their first of many on the night.
Mario Balotelli was accosted by two pitch invaders late in during AC Milan's 5-1 loss to Manchester City in the International Champions Cup - and even let them snap a selfie with him despite being part of a miserable defeat in Pittsburgh.
Arsenal close in on £16m striker deal Arsenal have agreed personal terms with AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli, according to CaughtOffside . The website reports that the North Londoners are prepared to meet Milan’s asking price of £15.8 million and have even organised the shirt number 45 for the striker to wear. Arsenal had been linked with a move for Queens Park RangersLoic Remy but appears to have switched his attentions after it became apparent that Milan were willing to sell their star striker at such a low price. Experience Despite his well-documented off field behaviour Balotelli managed 33 goals in 54 Premier League appearances at Manchester City and continued his fine form after a £19 million move back to Italy 18 months ago. Balotelli scored 14 goals in 30 Serie A appearances last season but the side could only finish eighth meaning that they missed out on European football. Arsenal’s transfer funds have been boosted by a new kit deal with Puma worth £30 million per season. Puma also ...
Transfer News: Man Utd's Hummels and Reusswoop, Chelsea want £60m Pogba, land £32m CostaManchester United are hoping to wrap up moves for Borussia Dortmund duo Mats Hummels and Marco Reus as well as Roma star Kevin Strootman after deciding againstbidding for Juventus' Arturo Vidal, Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa and could follow him up with a move for Paul Pogba, Arsenal and Liverpool could miss out on Former Manchester City man Mario Balotelli, and Tottenham are trying to land Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez. source: express
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has distanced himself from reports that he is interested in signing Former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli, report Mail...
SPORTS UPDATE WITH EMMAH ATAI: Midfielder Ander Herrera, 24, has passed a medical ahead of his £28.7m move from Athletic Bilbao to Manchester United. Barcelona have reached an agreement with Real Sociedad over the transfer of Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. The 31-year-old – who is currently at the World Cup with his national side Chile – is expected to sign a four-year contract with the Spanish giants. Arsene Wenger has denied any truth in rumours linking Mario Balotelli with a move to Arsenal. The Italian striker has been mooted as a potential Gunners target this summer – a possibility which has been played up by the player’s agent. Atletico Madrid retain hope of signing Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo. The 28-year-old spanish striker is reportedly unhappy in England after struggling to settle in Manchester. Frank Lampard has confirmed he intends to return to Chelsea once his playing career is over. Manager Jose Mourinho has since confirmed the offer, stating that he could even be a co ...
Arsenal manager calls speculation pure invention Agent Mino Raiola linked striker with move to London 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...
TRANSFER RUMOUR Arsenal lines up £25m Balotelli bid Arsene Wenger has increased his interest in Mario Balotelli as Arsenal prepares a 25 million pound bid for the AC Milan striker. Liverpool considers Rodriguez Liverpool will reignite its interest in Wolfsburg left back Ricardo Rodriguez if it does not secure a deal for Sevilla’s Alberto Moreno. Inter makes loan offer for Jovetic Inter has launched a loan offer for Manchester City forward Stevan Jovetic. Mourinho will get his left back Chelsea will pay the exit clause for Filipe Luis (33 million dollars) and he will join Jose Mourinho's team next season. Blind a candidate to join Manchester United Netherlands left back Daley Blind has emerged as a serious candidate to join Manchester United this summer after the Red Devils' move for Luke Shaw stalled. Newcastle makes offer to Gomis Newcastle has offered Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis 75,000 pounds a week to move to St. James' Park, with a 2 million pound signing bonus. Chelsea to beat Real Madrid to Kroo ...
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Former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has scored the winner as Italy beat England in their SWC Group D duel. Read more here:
Italy secure slim win over England Italy held out against diligent England to earn a 2-1 win, courtesy of goals from Claudio Marchisio and Mario Balotelli, that leaves them second on goal difference in Group D at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. Daniel Sturridge had equalised soon after the Juventus midfielder had opened the scoring, but Cesare Prandelli's side held on to their lead for the second time following an early goal after the break. England began brightly, looking to improve on a record of just one competitive win over Gli Azzurri, as Raheem Sterling rippled the side-netting from range with a rasping effort, before Jordan Henderson forced Salvatore Sirigu into a low save inside the first five minutes. Antonio Candreva gave Joe Hart a similar test at the other end, but his left-footed strike was dealt with - albeit uncomfortably - by the Manchester City goalkeeper. England continued to look the more threatening though, with Daniele De Rossi going agonisingly close to turning into his own net, d ...
Luke Shaw told Southampton on the final day of last season that he wanted to join Manchester United. Aurelio De Laurentiis has told Arsenal that they will have to pay Napoli a staggering £56m if they want to secure services of Lorenzo Insigne. Karim Benzema insists he does not fear the arrival of Liverpool striker Luis Suarez at Real Madrid. Jose Mourinho is not interested in selling midfielder Ramires and will reject the advances of Real Madrid to keep the Brazil star at Chelsea. Manchester City will receive a £2.5million bonus if AC Milan sell Italy striker Mario Balotelli. Jose Mourinho will reject any opening offer from Real Madrid for Ramires but the European champions are determined to sign the Brazilian. Mario Mandzukic has said he will leave German champions Bayern Munich after the World Cup because coach Pep Guardiola's style of play does not work to his strengths - putting a host of Premier League clubs on red alert. QPR have made a contract offer to free agent Rio Ferdinand who was released b ...
Transfer News: Louis Van Gaal wants Manchester United to sign Mats Hummels, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Thomas Muller. Liverpool close to completing £15m deal for Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri. Manchester United unlikely to pursue former midfielder Paul Pogba after Juventus demand £60 million. Manchester City in for Real Madrid defender Pepe after Mangala snub. Chelsea line up Didier Drogba transfer 'home' to the Bridge after the World Cup. Manchester United have made an enquiry over the availability of Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba. Bacary Sagna has apparently turned down an offer from Paris Saint-Germain. Spurs are chasing Toby Alderweireld of Atletico Madrid. Arsene Wenger feels he can tame £20m Mario Balotelli.
Transfer News & Stories • Newcastle have confirmed the signing of striker Ayoze Perez from Tenerife. • Atletico Madrid have announced the signing of Guilherme Siqueira fromGranada. • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's World Cup hopes are hanging by a thread after he was ruled out for at least 10 days through injury. • Jose Mourinho insists Frank Lampard will return to Chelsea - and land any job he wants. • Mario Balotelli is set to leave AC Milan, but he isn't wanted by his old boss Roberto Mancini at Galatasaray. • Liverpool have agreed a five-year deal with young Spanish left-back Alberto Moreno. • David Moyes says Wayne Rooney carried Manchester United last season, and he'll star for England in Brazil. • Jose Mourinho last night confirmed Chelsea want £30million Cesc Fabregas. • Newcastle have moved swiftly to rebuff claims from Leeds' owner Massimo Cellino that they have bid for Ross Mccormack. • Manchester United are in contention to hijack Manchester City's bid for Porto defender Eliaqui ...
TOP Transfer News: 1) Arsenal ponder Balotelli move Arsenal are pondering a move for Mario Balotelli with manager Arsene Wenger a big fan of the Italy international. Source: Sunday People 2) Manchester City set to complete €15m Fernando signing Manchester City are set to finally complete the signing of midfielder Fernando from Porto for €15 million (£12.2m). Source: Manchester Evening News 3) Inter want Hernandez on loan Inter are keen on signing Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez on loan ahead of a €12 million (£10m) permanent deal. Source: Daily Mail Sunday, 4) Manchester City offer Lampard six- month deal Manchester City are to offer Frank Lampard a six-month deal to play at the Etihad before he moves to New York City, whose season does not start until March. Source: Daily Mirror 5) Arsenal rule out Fabregas move Arsene Wenger is set to rule out a return for Cesc Fabregas, leaving Manchester City as favourites to sign the Barcelona midfielder. Source: Daily Telegraph Sunday 6) Van Gaal ...
TOP SPORTS STORIES TODAY 1.United Kingdom Athletic Federation have invited Francis oketayot who comes from padibe East sub county Lamwo district and Felix Watmon who hails from patongo town council Agago district for UK youth athletic championhip in August. 2.Laker mercy,a student of Gombe s.s who come from mucwini sub county in kitgum district has won Bronze medals in shot put and discus from Botswana. 3.Alan Pardew is one step closer to sealing his second transfer by signing Remy Cabella, after the player’s club, Monpellier, agreed to the terms made by Newcastle United 4.Cesc Fabregas has reached an agreement with a Premier League club, with Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United all interested. 5.Manchester City hope to wrap up a deal for Porto midfielder Fernando this week. 6.AC Milan have made contact with Arsenal to offer them Mario Balotelli. 7.Manchester United looks to be in for another transfer setback after one of their targets, Ezequiel Garay, has reached an agreement with B ...
AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani believes Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo would be the ideal candidate to replace Mario Balotelli should the striker leave San Siro. Source: Tuttosport
Arsene Wenger could be looking to ease theburden on Olivier Giroud by bringing in Former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli. The Daily Star report that Wenger could sanction a bid in the region of £25 million.
'Dani Alves of FC Barcelona ate "BANANA" in the pitch, Villarreal fan made him Monkey and threw banana'! A football fan threw a "BANANA" on FC Barcelona's full back Dani Alves while he was taking a corner kick in Barcelona's La Liga clash against Villarreal! Alves preferred to eat banana before taking the corner kick. Various footballers like Sergio Agüero (Manchester City), Oscar, David Luiz, Willian (Chelsea FC), Mario Balotelli (AC Milan), Luis Suarez (Liverpool FC), Neymar Jr (FC Barcelona) etc. used their official social media sites to criticise the racism! Like if you are against the racism in football.
Reports are linking Tottenham with a move for AC Milan forward Mario Balotelli. He has had spells at Manchester City and Inter Milan. Would you take him at Spurs? *** Yeh,,,Get him In.COYSsss
Mario Balotelli, Manchester City striker and general boon to the image of Premiership footballers, is our first Philanthropist of the Month for 2012. Natur
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Mario Balotelli has been involved in a bust-up with team-mate Micah Richards at Manchester City's Carrington training ground. The pair became embroiled in a .
Struggling Italian giants AC Milan are tracking Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor, according to Sky Sport Italia. The seven-time European champions could make a play for the 30-year-old star, who currently plays for English top-flight side Tottenham, in the summer. Since coming out of the cold after he was frozen out of the Spurs first team by former manager Andre Villas-Boas, Adebayor has impressed with commanding displays and a handsome return of eight goals in 13 games. Milan boss Clarence Seedorf is said to be a fan of the Former Arsenal, Manchester City and Real Madrid star, but his decision to sign him could depend on who leaves San Siro this summer.Some high profile names like Italian stars Mario Balotelli, Mattia De Sciglio and Ignazio Abate, are said to be likely to leave the side.Dutchman Seedorf has already signed Ghana and Morocco midfielders Michael Essien and Adel Taraabt. The duo met Ghana and Guinea stars Sulley Muntari and Kevin Constant at the club.
Italy and AC Milan star Mario Balotelli's penchant for long-range goals earns him a place in our weekly stats review In FIFA.com’s latest stats review, the UEFA Champions League goalscoring feats of Messrs Ibrahimovic and Messi feature alongside a record score for Auckland City, two star substitutes in Germany and another long-range blockbuster from Mario Balotelli. 338 Barcelona goals is the tally to which Lionel Messi climbed over the past week, earning himself another record in the process. Telmo Zarra’s 335 goals for Athletic Bilbao – which had established this legendary figure for decades as the player with most goals for a single Spanish club – was the benchmark eclipsed by Messi’s double against Rayo Vallecano on Saturday. The Argentina star also moved past Alfredo di Stefano’s La Liga tally the same day, joining Raul in joint-third place in the all-time standings with 228. And Messi continued in the same vein last night, scoring the opener in Barça’s 2-0 win at Manchester City to eq ...
Pellegrini's folly A red card, a tie transformed and for Manchester City, that wretched feeling of what might have been. On a night to make history for Manuel Pellegrini's side, there was instead a painful sense of deja-vu. Three years ago, outside the Etihad changing rooms after City's last European knockout tie at this ground, Nigel De Jong puffed his cheeks out, looked down at the floor and told us what we already knew. Mario Balotelli's sending off against Dynamo Kiev, the red card that changed the game, had cost his side and sent City crashing out of Europe. And so it goes again. This time Martin Demichelis, the Argentine whose selection drew furrowed brows before kick off and shakes of the head come full-time. The 33-year-old, whose 53rd minute hack on compatriot Lionel Messi gave Barcelona the penalty they needed to open to scoring, had cost his side. Sympathy may be in short supply for Demichelis but his wasn't a moment of madness or petty frustration. The challenge, trying to stop the unstoppable ...
Latest Football News & Transfer Gossips :- - Tottenham are chasing Ajax and Holland defender Joel Veltman. Manchester United, Arsenal and AC Milan have also watched the 22-year-old this season. - Chelsea defender David Luiz is top of Barcelona's wanted list again as they prepare for the summer Transfer Window. - Roberto Mancini, now manager of Turkish side Galatasaray, is considering going back to Manchester City to try to sign defender Matija Nastasic. - Schalke have admitted the £37million buyout clause of Arsenal target midfielder Julian Draxler will still be active this summer. - Jose Mourinho is ready to risk an Fa Cup embarrassment at Manchester City on Saturday by resting key Chelsea players as he targets the Premier League title. - Ashley Cole's World Cup place is under serious threat after Roy Hodgson hinted he is ready to blood Southampton starlet Luke Shaw. - Arsene Wenger has reportedly met with Mario Balotelli's agent with a view to bringing the Italian star to Arsenal this summer. - Chelsea ...
Mario Balotelli wants to transfer CHELSEA Calos Vela want to migrate to Arsenal Swansea and Everton striker Chicharito Wish Martinez, Jelavic can leave if he wants Joleon Lescott could leave Manchester City
Photo: Balotelli’s REAL Family In Ghana Wants Him Back Home Jul 10th, 2012 @ 07:03 am › Tolu ↓ Skip to comments This Balotelli issue brings into mind the popular Nursery Rhyme ‘When I was a poor man, my family didn’t know me, when I was a rich man, my family wrote me a letter…’ I am not by any means saying the Balotelli family in Ghana is fraud but the way things are going with his family in Italy and those back home also settling in, things are beginning to look like they are desperate… How can a single family member be all of a sudden exceptionally important like this? Money talks right? Below is the report on the issue The Ghanaian extended family of Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has joined persistent pleas from his biological parents that he should return to them. Mario is a top striker whose transfer value has soared to £52million and though he was born to Ghanaian parents, Rose and Thomas Barwuah, on August 12, 1990, he was adopted by foster parents at age three because of ...
When Swansea goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel struggled to get his goalkeeper jersey on, Manchester City fans may have been forgiven for thinking of Mario Balotelli.
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure would be delighted to be drawn against AC Milan or Juventus in the knockout stage of the Champions League since he misses Mario Balotelli and Carlos Tevez. CR7 x)
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure feels the English media drove Mario Balotelli out of the club last season.
Mario Balotelli and Carlos Tevez both missed says Yaya Toure of Manchester City
AC Milan are preparing to sell Stephan El Shaarawy in January. Tuttosport says both parties believe a split is the best solution, with El Shaarawy struggling to find a place in coach Max Allegri's system. Arsenal and Manchester City are among admirers, with El Shaarawy, himself, confirming an offer from City over the summer. The arrivals of Mario Balotelli and Kaka in the past six months has seen the young forward pushed to the sidelines after a stellar first six months with the Rossoneri last season.
Football's famous play boys: George Best: No player will ever do more justice to the word 'playboy' than George Best. Adrian Mutu: Adrian Mutu's party lifestyle left him in almost £15 million worth of debt with Chelsea, after was ordered to compensate the club for breach of contract after he tested positive for taking cocaine. Ronaldo: Not so much the epitome of a playboy like George Best, but Ronaldo deserves his inclusion given his some what embarrassing jaunt with three transvestite prostitutes. Cristiano Ronaldo: Before he was tamed by Irina Shayk, Cristiano Ronaldo was credited with relations with a number of high-profile beauties, including the likes of Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian and Gemma Atkinson. Mario Balotelli: Mario Balotelli's spell in the Premier League will forever be remembered for his controversial and, mostly, hilarious antics when he was not plying his trade on the pitch for Manchester City. Thant's all.. keep playing :D
This is out of The Mirror. This is my opinion before you read what they've said.I don't care what he's done in the past that's history, I'm just looking forward to seeing him playing in the red & white. He's got a little baby now and those of you that have got kids knows how much it changes your life for the better. There's no doubt Marko's got talent and I have no doubt he'll show it at Stoke.From what I've seen of him he's going to be a big player for us and at 2.6 million it's not a bad price at all. So Stokies let's get behind him starting from next week against Man City (but I've got no doubt at all you all will). Marko Arnautovic City's number 10 Mourinho describes him as having the attitude of a child. Steve McClaren tells friends he is the craziest player he has ever managed. Mario Balotelli may be long gone, but the former ­Manchester City striker’s close friend Mad Marko has only just ­arrived. Signed for £2million on transfer ­deadline day by Stoke boss Mark ­Hughes, Arnautovic comes to ...
Mario Balotelli desperate for Manchester City v AC Milan showdown in the Champions League
Manchester City could be set to enter a bidding war with Arsenal for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, after deals for Sevilla's Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic of Fiorentina both stalled. Following the departure of Carlos Tevez in a £12 million transfer to Juventus this summer and the sale of Mario Balotelli to AC Milan in January for £20m, City are in need of a striker and had targeted Negredo and Jovetic as possible new recruits. However, it has since emerged that City are yet to table an official bid to Sevilla for Negredo, whilst any deal for Jovetic would see club have to fork out the full sum of his £27m buyout clause after Fiorentina ruled out a cheaper deal. Arsenal had also been hot on the trail of Jovetic but appear now to have targeted Liverpool striker Suarez instead, despite having a £30m bid for the Uruguayan international rejected. Following showdown talks between Suarez and his Anfield club, SportsDirect News understands that a figure of £40 million has emerged as a possible fee accep ...
Mancini on City, Champions and Italy Roberto Mancini made his Champions League predictions, warned Manchester City about their European ambitions and admitted he’d like to be Italy Coach. The tactician is currently out of work after he was fired by City and spoke to La Gazzetta dello Sport. “Have I heard from the club? When a story is over, it’s over. City are improving, as a few years ago they weren’t even in the Premier League, but they won it with me,” said Mancio. “In the Champions League we had the toughest group. Now they have lost two important men, Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli. “I’d say Manchester City are a bit like Juventus – they’re growing, but are still a bit behind the big European clubs. To win the Champions League you need experience and the right squad. There aren’t many games, so if you get two wrong then you’re out of the running. “I do not agree with those who say German or even English clubs are dominant in Europe. The Germans do have the benefit of a lon ...
Mancini on Mario, Man City & his future Roberto Mancini has admitted he has had no contact with Mario Balotelli since the striker moved from Manchester City to Milan. The former Citizens boss sold the Italy international to the Rossoneri in January, but the tactician has claimed that he has a great relationship the 22-year-old. “We didn't get as many goals as we'd have liked from Mario,” he told Corriere dello Sport. “But for some time I realized that England was no longer good for him. “He, like Luis Suarez, had been targeted by opponents, referees, the public. “I swear nothing happened between us. I decided to play [in a training game] because there were odd numbers. “And when I saw that Mario had kicked someone, I told him to leave. Thirty seconds of verbal confrontation became something that it wasn't. “He is an extraordinary player. At 17 I handed him his debut at Inter. I took him to the Premier League at 21. “You know what kind of relationship I have with him – I love him. “But ...
Manchester City are on the brink if agreeing a £23 million deal with Sevilla to sign Spanish hitman Alvaro Negredo. The 2 clubs have been in talks for over a fortnight and it looks like the transfer of the 27 year old could be announced before the weekend. Sevilla wanted almost £30 million for their top goal scorer who has netted 70 goals in 139 La Liga appearances for the Andalusian club over the past 4 seasons. But City have been able to get him for slightly less, with additional clauses potentially taking the total outlay to nearer £25 million if Negredo helps win back the Premier League title and tastes success in the Champions League. Negredo's arrival bolsters City's strikeforce which has lost Mario Balotelli and Carlos Tevez in the last 2 Transfer Windows and he will become the 3rd Spanish international on the club's books, joining ex team mate Jesus Navas and David Silva. City hae tracked Negredo for a while with scout Rob Newman having watched almost every Sevilla home game last season.
Are Manchester City in decline? Manchester City opinion: The Citizens have been on the slide since winning the Premier League title in 2012 Manchester City are a team that has recently benefited from generous investment from their rich owners. However, ever since they won the Premier League, I believe the team has declined compared to their title-winning team of 2011/12. An example of this would be selling some of their prize assets. After recently selling Carlos Tevez, who scored 17 goals last season, they have also sold players such as Mario Balotelli, Nigel De Jong and Adam Johnson. However, that isn't the part that shows their downfall. I believe it is the replacements. I mean, can any City fan really say that Jack Rodwell and Javi Garcia are better than De Jong and Johnson? Goals have also been hard to come by, yet the decision has been taken to sell both Tevez and Balotelli - neither have been replaced yet, either. As well as that, things do not look like improving next year, as Manchester City have ...
Favourites Spain will face Brazil in the Confederations Cup final after a dramatic 7-6 penalty shoot-out victory against Italy in Fortaleza. Spain substitute Jesus Navas drilled in the decisive penalty after Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci missed. Italy dominated much of the 90 minutes but were left to pay for their misses. Emanuele Giaccherini hit the Spain post in extra-time, while Gianluigi Buffon pushed Xavi's shot on to the woodwork. Each of the first 12 penalties were converted in a high-quality shoot-out before Bonucci blasted his effort over Iker Casillas's crossbar. His miss allowed new Manchester City winger Navas to coolly convert past Buffon to set up an eagerly anticipated clash against the host nation, 2-1 winners against Uruguay in their semi-final, in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. But the complexion of the match would have been totally different had Italy, without injured striker Mario Balotelli, not squandered a host of goalscoring chances. The Azzurri dominated a high-tempo first half as the ...
COMMENT Now with all the crazy money being thrown around in this wacky transfer business there is always time for a bit of reflection. The deal that brought Eto’o from Inter to Anzhi landed the Nerazzurri a €28 million transfer fee and earned the striker a contract worth €20 million a year after tax - the most lucrative in world football. But Goal asks, without any silverware at the club, was Eto'o's outlandish deal worth it? Have a gander, and let us know what you think. Football's top wage earner: Has Samuel Eto'o justified his €20m-a-year Anzhi salary? 10:06 AM WAT 6/25/13 TEVEZ UPDATE AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has insisted that the San Siro side are not interested in signing Manchester City attacker Carlos Tevez. But do take what he says with a pinch of salt, he said the same thing repeatedly about Mario Balotelli before he went ahead and signing him anyway. FULL STORY HERE 9:58 AM WAT 6/25/13 RUMOURS Two stories coming out of Wearside according to various reports. Firstly, Stephane Sesseg ...
MZANSI DISKI FOOTBALL NEWS • New Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt is on the lookout for an assistant coach and the answer could well come from within the club's own ranks. Nothing has been announced yet by the Clever Boys, but it is understood that Andre Arendse is set to carry on as the goalkeeper coach, and that his dual role as assistant coach from last season may come to an end to allow him to focus entirely on the keepers. - • Fifa general secretary Jerome Valcke says the 2014 World Cup will definitely be staged in Brazil and it can be the best. - • Italy striker Mario Balotelli is ruled out of the rest of the Confederations Cup with a thigh injury and returns home to Milan. - • Pep Guardiola says he is under pressure at Bayern Munich to emulate the success achieved by predecessor Jupp Heynckes. - • Manchester United are preparing to make a record-breaking £50m move for 26-year-old Napoli striker Edinson Cavani. - • Manuel Pellegrini has been dealt a blow with Manchester City set to lose ou ...
John Hartson, BBC Sport pundit Mexico 1-1 Italy "What we're seeing here from Mario Balotelli is totally different from what we saw from him at Manchester City. He looks happy. If he'd performed like this for City then he might well still be there."
Pele: I love Balotelli's style Jun 13, 2013 7:34:00 AM The legendary Brazilian has hailed the flamboyant attacker and feels that Italy could spring a surprise at the Confederations Cup. Brazil legend Pele has praised mercurial forward Mario Balotelli and feels the AC Milan star is a "real striker" who causes his opponents problems with his physical approach. The Italy international made the headlines for all the wrong reasons earlier this month when he was booked twice within four minutes in a scoreless World Cup 2014 qualifier against Czech Republic, but Pele nonetheless speaks highly of the Former Manchester City attacker. "I really love Balotelli's style of play. He is a real striker," Pele told reporters. "He uses his physicality to create space for himself and harass opponents." Balotelli joined Milan from City in the winter Transfer Window and helped the San Siro giants to third spot in the table with 12 goals in 13 Serie A appearances. Pele then went on to have his say on Italy's chances at the upc ...
LISBON, Portugal -- Sporting Lisbon defender Xandao scored with an audacious back-heeled shot in a 1-0 win over Manchester City on Thursday in the first leg of the last 16 of the Europa League. Glean Hall Jersey . Xandao pounced in the 51st minute in a goalmouth scramble after keeper Joe Hart had failed to hold Matias Fernandezs dipping free kick or palm it safely out. Sporting, lying fourth in its domestic championship and playing under its second manager this season, proved to be a tough adversary and had Man City on the ropes for long spells. City tried to slow the pace of the game in the first half, but after falling behind the Premier League leaders sharpened their attack by introducing Samir Nasri and Mario Balotelli, who hit the goal frame with a late header. City had an early setback when central defender Vincent Kompany went off injured within the first 10 minutes and was replaced by Joleon Lescott. Hart blocked Joao Pereiras early effort as Sporting pressed forward. But at the other end, goalkee ...
MORNING PAPER TALK Jose Mourinho has told wantaway Manchester United star Wayne Rooney: Do what makes you happy - THE SUN Manchester United can have Robert Lewandowski - as long as they stump up £25.5m - THE SUN Real Madrid last night confirmed they will not baulk if Tottenham demand £85m for Gareth Bale - THE SUN Edinson Cavani has opened the door for a £54m move to Chelsea or Manchester City - THE SUN Jose Mourinho has shelved Chelsea's bid for Andre Schurrle - THE SUN Nicklas Bendtner has been told he has no future at Arsenal - THE SUN Milan are keen to reunite Carlos Tevez with Mario Balotelli in San Siro - THE SUN Mike Williamson is set to leave Newcastle for Cardiff in a £2m switch - THE SUN Harry Redknapp has held peace talks over the transfer row at QPR - THE SUN Dave Whelan plans to interview as many as 15 people this week in his search for a successor to Roberto Martinez - THE SUN Florentino Perez has told Arsenal to get Real over their valuation of Madrid star Gonzalo Higuain - THE SUN Andr ...
CRAZIEST SUPER STARS {mario balotelli vs Eric Cantona} Mario Balotelli was 18 months oldwhen Eric Cantona tread the turf in English football for the first time on a windswept February afternoon at Oldham’s Boundary Park in 1992. Whether the Manchester City forward has grown up much during the subsequent two decades is a moot point after his latest controversial act, in which he appeared to kick Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker in the head during the 3-2 victory at theEtihad Stadium on Sunday. The similarities between Balotelli and Cantona increase by the week, with the Italian matching the Frenchman for decisive contributions, to both scorelines and headlines. In 1992, Cantona had pitched up at Leeds United after walking out on French club Nîmes in disgust at having been given a one-month suspension for throwing a ball at a referee. The ban was doubled after Cantona called each member of the disciplinary panel an *** The Premier League now has another enfant terrible. Balotelli, the dart-throwing, ...
Balotelli sets sights on Riva’s 35 Mario Balotelli has his eye on becoming the top scorer in the history of the Italian national side – although he has doubts whether he can do it. Cagliari legend Gigi Riva is the Azzurri’s most prolific striker thanks to his 35 goals in just 42 international matches. Balotelli meanwhile is a 22-year-old forward who has grabbed eight in 20 games for his country so far. “Riva’s 35 strikes are a lot, especially when you consider how few games you have at your disposal internationally,” he stated. “I’ll certainly try to overtake that tally, but it will be extremely difficult for me to do so.” Balotelli will have the chance to add to his tally on Friday when Italy take on the Czech Republic in Prague for a crucial World Cup qualifier. “I’m in good shape,” added the Former Manchester City man. “Am I a leader? We are all leaders here, everyone needs everyone else in order to play well and win games. The squad is fundamental.” Balotelli has a reputati ...
SPORT NEWS:FOOTBALL. 2012-13: The season you couldn’t make up. IT was the morning after the night before. Chelsea had just beaten Benfica in the Europa League final in Amsterdam with a last-minute goal from Branislav Ivanovic and their fans were still celebrating in the bars and cafes along Nieuwendijk Centrum. I made my way to Schipol Airport for the flight back home. Typically, it had been delayed almost three hours. How to fill the time? I shouldn’t have asked. The phone went. It was the office. There was breaking news — David Beckham had just announced his retirement. What could possibly happen next? Inside nine days Alex Ferguson had gone after 27 years at Manchester United, rank outsiders Wigan had won the Fa Cup only to lose at Arsenal three days later and be relegated, Roberto Mancini had been sacked by Manchester City, Chelsea had won their second European trophy inside 12 months... and now Goldenballs was on his way. You couldn’t make it up. And there was still time for the final Sunday ...
Recently departed Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini was right about Mario Balotelli all along, but the 48-year-old manager's inability to make the most of the 22-year-old Italian international, now AC Milan 's star No...
World Football News Update 1. The Sun is reporting that Chelsea have accepted that they’re willing to take a £30 mil loss on Fernando Torres, if he’s sold this summer. 2. Jose Mourinho could finalise his departure from Real Madrid on Monday, according to Spanish radio station Cadena COPE. 3. David Beckham shed a tear as he left the pitch after playing what could be his final game as a professional footballer. 4. Gael Clichy has committed his future to Manchester City by signing a new four-year contract. 5. Newcastle owner Mike Ashley will share out £1m between the club's non- football staff if they beat Arsenal on Sunday. 6. AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli says he is happy to have put his time in England behind him. 7. Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova will travel to New York on Monday to receive "pioneering treatment" as he continues his battle against throat cancer. 8. Real Sociedad came back to win 2-1 at Sevilla and Valencia beat Getafe 1-0 on Saturday as both teams remained locked on points in t ...
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Mario Balotelli is not surprised that Roberto Mancini was sacked by Manchester City because of problems between his former manager and the club. Balotelli, who was signed by Mancini for City before being sold to AC Milan in January, insisted … Continue…
Mario Balotelli tells CNN in an exclusive interview that he was "not surprised" at seeing Roberto Mancini lose his job as manager of Manchester City.
Former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has proved his wild side yet again after bizarrely claiming that Real Madrid players can sleep with his girlfriend Fanny Neguesha if they overcome Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has conceded that everyone at the club 'misses' Mario Balotelli.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has parting advice for Mario Balotelli: Take full advantage of this chance at AC Milan.
Mourinho is the best coach in the world, but as a man he still needs to learn manners and respect." These were the words just a few months ago of none other than Mario Balotelli. Now when the Manchester City enfant terrible, whose list of misdemeanours reads longer than today’s Royal Wedding guest list, offers you advice in regal protocol and etiquette then you know you have an attitude problem. This writer happens to be one of The 'Special One's biggest fans. By the time he retires, there is no doubt in my mind that he will go down as the greatest club coach of all time. Having already won everything in Portugal, England, Italy and on the European stage, Mourinho’s next mission is to do the same in Spain (the Copa del Rey has been secured), then Germany, and then internationally. He has bagged six league titles and two Champions Leagues (just one less than record-winning manager Bob Paisley) among many other trophies, and at the age of just 48 could easily double that number of domestic championships ...
In 2011, Cakır took his no-nonsense brand of refereeing to a Europa League game between Manchester City and Dynamo Kiev, dishing out eight yellow cards and claiming his first scalp from an English club, Mario Balotelli. He continued to make a name for himself and was rewarded with the Champions League semi-final between Barcelona and Chelsea in 2012, when he punished John Terry's sly kick with a red card. His card-happy reputation continued to grow when Steven Gerrard, playing for England against Ukraine in a World Cup qualifier in September last year, and then Chelsea's Gary Cahill at the Club World Cup, fell victim to him. Click link to read full story...
AC Milan legend Ruud Gullit has questioned the temperament of Mario Balotelli. Since his arrival from Manchester City, Balotelli hasn't stepped out of line. "If I were his coach I would be frustrated with Mario. Everyone knows what his weakness is,his challenge is restraint, and also off the field."
Man City planning massive clearout to make room for big money deals Manchester City are ready for a massive squad overhaul this season. The Daily Star Sunday says City will return to their big spending ways in the summer, though will adhere to UEFA's draconian financial fair play laws. They are planning to raise cash through sales and slash £50m from the wage bill. Mario Balotelli has already gone for almost £20m and the futures of Edin Dzeko, Carlos Tevez, Samir Nasri, Joleon Lescott, Micah Richards, Scott Sinclair and Maicon are all in doubt. In addition, Kolo Toure and two players out on loan – Roque Santa Cruz and Wayne Bridge – are out of contract. There could be other casualties, too. The message is loud and clear – stand by for a summer of stunning transfer ­activity at City.
Mario Balotelli urges Manchester City not to sack 'friend' Roberto Mancini - Metro
Latest football news: -Manchester United are working on a stunning £55million deal to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Manchester United. -Mario Balotelli has told Manchester City's owners: Don't sack Roberto Mancini. -Ian Wright fears Arsenal will follow Liverpool and slip out of Champions League contention. -Michael Laudrup refuses to talk about rumours linking him with the Real Madrid job. -Real Madrid want Manchester United's David De Gea to be their long-term first-choice goalkeeper. -Chelsea have sealed a £1.7million deal to sign red-hot Chilean teenage Cristian Cuevas. -Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has again backed under-fire manager Arsene Wenger. -Roberto Mancini is fuming after being told his final act as Manchester City boss could be taking the side on an end-of-season tour to America. -Slim
‘Balotelli tried to join Barca’ Sandro Rosell has revealed that Milan forward Mario Balotelli attempted on more than one occasion to sign for Barcelona. The Barcelona President was speaking ahead of his team’s Champions League Last 16 first leg clash against Balotelli’s current side Milan. “I am not at all relaxed ahead of this evening, as playing against Milan is always difficult,” Rosell reflected to Sky Sport Italia this evening. “The Rossoneri have an important history, while we have an excellent rapport with their directors. I think nothing will be decided tonight, as it will all go down to the Camp Nou game.” Balotelli is absent for the home team, having already played in the competition for Manchester City earlier this season. “I don’t know if his absence is a good thing for us, as it depends on who takes his place. “Balotelli tried to join us many times at Barcelona and I don’t know if he’d play well against a team he tried to join for many years. I compliment Milan on ha ...
Mario Balotelli: born 12 August 1990) is an Italian footballer who plays as a striker for English team Manchester City[3][4] and the Italian national team. He started his professional football career at Lumezzane and only played for the first team twice before having an unsuccessful trial at FC Barcelona,[5] and subsequently joining Internazionale in 2007. Roberto Mancini brought Balotelli into the first team but, when Mancini left, Balotelli's disciplinary record fell away. Balotelli had a strained relationship with new head coach José Mourinho and in January 2009 he was suspended from Inter's first team after a number of disciplinary problems. His problems deepened in March 2010 when he came under heavy criticism by the Inter fans after he appeared on the Italian TV show Striscia la Notizia wearing an A.C. Milan jersey. This damaged the prospect of him having a long career at Inter, but he did make several appearances after that. He again caused controversy by throwing his Inter jersey on the floor whe ...
There are some players who take their time to bed into a new club and get familiar with the strange surroundings they find themselves faced with. Then there is another type of player – one who is able to carry over good form wherever he goes, hitting the ground running and instantly endearing himself to his new club’s fans. Didier Drogba did just that last night for Galatasaray, scoring with a brilliant header and setting up another in his first game for the Turkish club. Just a few weeks ago, Mario Balotelli scored twice on his debut for AC Milan, including a last-minute winning penalty. So with that in mind, take a look at the best ever debut performances. Sergio Aguero, Manchester City v Swansea Most Manchester City fans believe that the £38 million the Citizens spent on Sergio Aguero was more than worth it; his one Premier League-winning goal against QPR last season means he has more than paid off his sizeable fee already. But before then, the Argentinian from Atletico Madrid demonstrated his hug ...
Forza (Force/Strength) Balotelli! Poetic justice seems to happen in all forms. On the day of the Germany vs. Italy semi – final Yahoo showed a piece about an Italian newspaper apologising for displaying Mario Balotelli as King Kong. I’d been told of songs sung in glee by Italian fans ‘There’s no such thing as a Black Italian’. How fitting it was then that it was Mario who put the Azzurri through to the final of the 2012 Uefa European Championships with two girls in their win over Germany. The goals came in the same country where Balotelli first scored for the senior Italian team. Having had a turbulent season with Manchester City, the young Italian has had to contend with the British press which is no small feat. Only a blind person could ignore the controversy that Balotelli sometimes creates. Yes there was the incident of fireworks in his home, yes there are stories of him doing and saying outrageous things. Football has undoubtedly thrust eccentric characters into the limelight by giving them ...
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Mario Balotelli battles it out with Aleksandar Kolarov over a huge Christmas *** Part of Manchester City's 2012 advent calendar.
LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 1. German official Felix Brych will referee Wednesday night's Champions League clash between Real Madrid and Manchester United. [Marca] 2. 30-year-old Scotland goalkeeper Craig Gordon who is currently without a club, admits that a knee problem may force him to retire from playing. 3. Liverpool striker Samed Yesil is out for the rest of the season after rupturing his anterior cruciate knee ligament on International duty. 4. Andre Santos: "I've come to Gremio to be a champion." 5. Mario Balotelli has scored three goals for AC Milan in only 2 games. 6. Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi becomes only the second person to win the Africa Cup of Nations as a player and coach. 7. Burkina Faso's Jonathan Pitroipa has been named Player of the Tournament. 8. Victor Moses wins the Samsung Fair Player of the Match award. 9. Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini says he will drop players who are not "ready to fight" for the team. 10. Sir Alex: ''Cristiano Ronaldo is greatest ever Real Madrid player.'' 1 ...
Manchester City could turn to Edison Cavani, Radamel Falcao or Luis Suarez as Mario Balotelli's replacement
Daily Express - Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani ands Radamel Falcao are top summer targets for Manchester City following the departure of Mario Balotelli.
LONDON, Feb 3 (Reuters) - European soccer's big-name strikers enjoyed contrasting fortunes as Mario Balotelli enjoyed a scoring debut for AC Milan to share the spotlight with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo who had weekends to forget. Prolific Messi scored again for La Liga leaders Barcelona, although his side were held by Valencia, but Ronaldo put through his own net as Real Madrid's slim La Liga title hopes faded further with defeat at Granada. ENGLAND Manchester United stretched their lead at the top of the Premier League to nine points after a 1-0 win at Fulham and Manchester City's 2-2 home draw with Liverpool. Wayne Rooney's superb controlled finish after 79 minutes at Craven Cottage was enough for battling United to seal a vital win over Fulham. City had Sergio Aguero to thank for their point after the Argentine scored a magical goal from an acute angle. Edin Dzeko had given the hosts the lead, only for Daniel Sturridge and Steven Gerrard to hit back in style for the Reds. Third-placed Chelsea l ...
THE post-Mario Balotelli era at Manchester City began in lacklustre fashion as it was held to a 0-0 draw at Queens Park Rangers today that prevented it from making up ground on Manchester United. Victory for City would have cut United's lead to just two points, but instead Alex Ferguson's side will tackle Southampton tomorrow with an opportunity to re-open a seven-point lead at the English Premier League summit. The troublesome Italian striker is expected to complete a switch to AC Milan tomorrow, and City could have done with some extra firepower at Loftus Road. An injury to Vincent Kompany obliged the champion to start with Spanish midfielder Javi Garcia at centre-back, but it began with both Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero in attack as they sought to exploit bottom club QPR's defensive frailties. Joleon Lescott blazed an early chance over the crossbar from close range, while Pablo Zabaleta headed against the bar from a David Silva cross and Aguero had a goal ruled out for offside.
Man City want to bring Falcao and Ronaldo in the summer. Manchester City plan to make a marquee summer acquisition to initiate their first full season under the joint stewardship of Ferran Soriano and Txiki Begiristain. The club's recently appointed chief executive officer and director of football regard City's 2013-14 campaign as fundamental to ambitions to establish City as genuine contenders on the Champions League stage. Alongside a potential change of manager Roberto Mancini – now regarded in football circles as “a dead man walking” - Soriano and Begiristain are working on adding an elite player to City's first team and strengthening it in two further positions. Scouting staff have been instructed to focus on strikers, wingers and central defenders. Discussions have already taken place about signing Radamel Falcao from Atletico Madrid. The Colombia international has been a prodigious scorer throughout his four seasons in European football, already claiming 22 goals from 21 appearances in the cu ...
Manchester City's sale of bad boy Mario Balotelli has cleared the decks for a summer splash on a big name striker, Edinson Cavani, Radamel Falcao and Luis Suarez are names in the frame.
Liverpull right-back Glen Johnson has criticised Mario Balotelli after he exited Manchester City saying the striker will not be missed.
Manchester City will not miss Mario Balotelli, claims Liverpool defender Glen Johnson:
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli insists Mario Balotelli has all the attributes to become a leading striker for his country alongside his new team-mate Stephan El Shaarawy , but the Former Manchester City man must show the right attitude - TS
Manchester City vs. Liverpool: View from a City fan Feb 2 2013. Liverpool take on Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday in their second tough away game in the space of four days, with the Reds still looking to claw back points on the top six. Earlier in the season it finished 2-2 between the sides at Anfield after the Reds twice took the lead, only for a late Martin Skrtel error to let City in to *** a point. Liverpool were the better side on the day, but as has too often been the case over the past few years, failed to take the three points to prove it. Another game, another chance now at the Etihad Stadium—and The Liverpool Word caught up with Manchester City fan Ryan Corless to get the view on the match from the opposite side of the fence. The Liverpool Word: First off – where do you stand on Mario Balotelli? Sad to see him leave or no great loss? Ryan Corless: I’m pretty gutted to be honest, he isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but I feel he still had a lot to offer. I don’t think h .. ...
We will keep you up to date with all the completed transfers and loan deals on another busy deadline day. Here's a full list of who has moved where. Premier League Yacouba Sylla - Clermont to Aston Villa, permanent Danny Graham - Swansea to Sunderland, permanent Alexander Doni - Liverpool to Botafogo, permanent Daniel Pacheco - Liverpool to SD Huesca, loan Godsway Donyoh - Manchester City to Djurgardens IF, loan Godsway Donyoh - to Manchester City, free agent Urby Emanuelson - AC Milan to Fulham, loan Christopher Samba - Anzhi Makhachkala to QPR, permanent Luciano Becchio - Leeds to Norwich, permanent Heurelho Gomes - Tottenham to Hoffenheim, loan Karl Sheppard - Reading to Shamrock Rovers, loan Paul Scharner - Hamburg to Wigan, loan Mario Balotelli - Manchester City to AC Milan, permanent Louis Saha - Sunderland, released Kevin Mbabu - Servette to Newcastle, permanent Stanislav Manolev - PSV Eindhoven to Fulham, loan Ryan Mason - Tottenham to Lorient, loan Alou Diarra - West Ham to Rennes, loan Brek Shea ...
Mario Balotelli has reiterated his love for Manchester City after his move back to Milan but underlined his indifference to... (Sky Sports)
LONDON: Manchester City started what seems certain to be life without Mario Balotelli with a frustrating goalless draw at Premier League bottom club Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday.   Balotelli was missing as he concluded the details of his move to AC Milan after City had accepted the Italian club's reported £19 million offer for the striker earlier in the day.   And without the controversial forward, Roberto Mancini's champions missed out on the chance to close the gap on leaders Manchester United to two points.   But the draw left QPR within four points of safety.Balotelli's departure this month has been predicted for some time and the Italy international has been out of favour with Mancini, scoring just one league goal this season.   But the 22-year-old's unpredictable talents might just have made the difference in a stalemate at Loftus Road that will give west London club QPR hope they can avoid relegation. Harry Redknapp's side remain unbeaten in the league since the turn of the year -- although ...
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Mario Balotelli has completed his £17million transfer from Manchester City to AC Milan after his exit from the Etihad Stadium was confirmed.
BBC Sport's Matt Slater at the Etihad Stadium: "Manchester City may have lost Mario Balotelli and there is no sign of Edinson Cavani or Falcao. But there is 18-year-old Godsway Donyoh, who has arrived from Ghana's Right to Dream Academy. "Of course Donyoh won't be Balotelli's replacement but I think there are a few reasons why City are keeping the £20m in their pockets. Firstly, they won't really miss Balotelli as he only scored one Premier League goal this season. And they already have got a striker they like in John Guidetti. He is very highly-rated and has been likened to fellow Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic."
Manchester City's ill-tempered out-of-favour striker Mario Balotelli has just failed a medical at Italy's AC Milan. The medics carried out a comprehensive medical test BUT couldn't find a functional brain. He could make it in some Southern African teams I think. Which team can he have played for in AFCON (with no brain)?
Transfer gossip... Manchester City have set their sights on Barcelona forward David Villa, 31, to replace Mario Balotelli and have already made an enquiry about the £15m-rated Spaniard. (The Mirror) Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is to make one final attempt to sign David Villa after transfer talks with Arsenal chief Ivan Gazidis. (Daily Mail) Norwich are hoping to seal the £8m signing of Celtic striker Gary Hooper and Leeds hitman Luciano Becchio. (The Sun) West Ham are eyeing a move for 31-year-old Shakhtar Donetsk left-back Razvan Rat. (Sky Sports) QPR boss Harry Redknapp and his Stoke counterpart Tonya Pulis are arranging a swap deal involving strikers Peter Crouch, 31, and Jamie Mackie, 27. (Daily Mirror) Redknapp also wants to sign 28-year-old Croatia midfielder Niko Kranjcar for a third time, having managed him at Portsmouth and Tottenham. (Metro) Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Scott Parker is also a key target for Redknapp. (The Independent) Fulham are in talks to sign AC Milan's 26-year-old Dutch mid ...
Jim White says Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini had to sell Mario Balotelli for the benefit of team unity.
Former Manchester City boss Joe Royle insists Mario Balotelli will be no great loss — as he has been a ‘nightmare’. The Italian international, 22, will complete his move from Eastlands to AC Milan today for £17million, with a potential £2.5m in add-ons. Balotelli scored 30 goals in 80 appearances during two½ years in Manchester. But Royle, also a former City player, rapped: “I will only remember Balotelli as a great penalty taker. “He’s got great style with those, he leaves it very late and is a wonderful penalty taker. “Apart from that, though, I’ve never really understood what all the fuss is about. “He’s got no work-rate, I’ve never seen a player walk so much as he does on the pitch.” Royle believes Balotelli was becoming better known for his exploits off the pitch. He added: “Balotelli doesn’t score enough goals and there have been too many headlines off the pitch with the parking, fireworks and T-shirts. “If you look back at City’s run-in last year, when they won th ...
Balotelli takes pay cut to join Milan in €20m deal Mario Balotelli has agreed to take a pay cut in order to join AC Milan for €20m. He will earn €4m net per season, plus bonuses, at San Siro, which is €1.5m less than he earns at Manchester City.
Yeees !!! Manchester City sold Mario Balotelli to AC Milan !!! Half my prediction is true , now City needs to buy Radamel Falcao and done !
Some breaking news for you... AC Milan have agreed to sign Mario Balotelli from Manchester City. He'll have a medical tomorrow, then sign personal terms until 2017. The 22-year-old has spent two and half seasons at City after signing from Inter Milan.
Milan could be ready to offer Kevin-Prince Boateng to Manchester City for Mario Balotelli. [goal dot com]
Mario Balotelli looks set to join AC Milan in this Transfer Window. Manchester City are holding out for £22m. (Source: Sky Italia)
Drogba to Chelsea FC? Villa to Arsenal FC? Balotelli to AC Milan? Monday's ... The Sun: Chelsea have made a sensational bid to re-sign Didier Drogba, but the forward is set to snub a return to Stamford Bridge and is expected to join Turkish side Galatasaray today. Also: AC Milan look to have finally prised Mario Balotelli away from Manchester City. And: Reece Wabara and Matt Smith scored foir Oldham to send Liverpool crashing out of the Fa Cup yesterday. Daily Mirror: Paul Dickov is facing the axe just hours after masterminding one of the greatest results in Oldham's history - a 3-2 cup defeat of Liverpool. Also: Chelsea are making a surprise deadline bid to grab Birmingham City’s England under-21 keeper Jack Butland as a long-term investment.
Christian Benteke is ready to quit Aston Villa after just one season. (Daily Express) Striker Mario Balotelli could still leave Manchester City before Thursday’s deadline according to his agent. (Daily Express) Jermaine Pennant wants to live the American dream once his Stoke contract expires. (Daily Express) Rafa Benitez is confident he’s the right man to lead Chelsea for the next few years. (Daily Express) Sir Alex Ferguson took the advice of two key people before signing Robin Van Persie. (Sunday Mirror) Liverpool have won the battle to sign Philippe Coutinho from Inter Milan. (Sunday Mirror) Harry Redknapp will make a final move to sign Peter Odemwingie from West Brom. (Sunday Mirror) Arsene Wenger has admitted he will try to sign another striker before the window shuts. (Sunday Mirror) Fulham lead a host of clubs lining up late cut-price bids for Birmingham goalkeeper Jack Butland. (Sunday Mirror) Stoke this week are set to revive their interest in Brek Shea. (Sunday Mirror) Aston Villa are being ...
La Gazzetta dello Sport claims that Milan have presented “a serious €20m offer” to Manchester City for Mario Balotelli.
God Real Madrid HAVE NO ISSUE WITH Jose Mourinho: FIORENTINO PEREZ Now if you’ve been playing close attention, you’ll notice that there was this news surfacing the internet some days back that some Real Madrid players met with the club President asking for Jose Mourinho to be sacked or else they [...] 12345 January 24th, 2013 Did You See That?, Football News, Specials No Comments » NEW RANKING: WORLD’S TOP 10 RICHEST CLUB Hmmm… English clubs really do have a lot of money o…. Well some of them at least Chelsea football club, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City are profound ballers and are really doing a good job generating massive revenues for a while now. Read more » January 24th, 2013 Football News No Comments » AC MILAN CAN’T AFFORD KAKA AND BALOTELLI “A.C Milan can’t afford Kaka and Mario Balotelli” …came the response from Milan president Silvio Berlusconi when asked about how far he’s gone with the transfer of both aforementioned players. Mario Balotelli ...
Roberto Mancini has told Mario Balotelli: ‘You are going nowhere... so pull your finger out’. Balo has been sending his stuff back to Italy and given notice on his rented Alderley Edge home in readiness for a move before Thursday’s deadline. But no deal has been struck with Balotelli’s boyhood favourites AC Milan. And Mancini says it is now time the moody striker knuckled down to help Manchester City. The Etihad boss said: “Mario stays here. “We didn’t have any requests about Mario and he has another three years on his contract. “Mario should work well and try to get his place in the team because at the moment he doesn’t play — for many reasons. “At the moment his performance is so-so. But he can improve because in next four months we have important and crucial games in Premier League and Fa Cup. “I hope Mario can help us win some trophies because he has the quality. “We don’t have enough players. We are 18 players now, we can’t sell any players” Balo’s training was again ...
Roberto Mancini insists Mario Balotelli will stay at Manchester City - Observer
Messi shortlisted for Ballon d'Or 29 November 2012 Updated 15:37 GMT Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta have been named on a three-man shortlist for this year's Ballon d'Or prize, Fifa has announced. Messi, 25, has scored 82 goals this calendar year - just three short of the record set by Gerd Mueller in 1972. Real Madrid's Former Manchester United player Ronaldo also makes the list, along with Barcelona's Iniesta. Pep Guardiola, Vicente del Bosque and Jose Mourinho are shortlisted for coach of the year. The winners will be announced on 7 January. Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, Britain's sole representative on the initial 23-man list, failed to make it through. His Old Trafford team-mate Robin Van Persie also missed the cut, as did Manchester City trio Sergio Aguero, Mario Balotelli and Yaya Toure. After 50 goals last season in La Liga - including breaking Barcelona's 60-year-old goalscoring record with a hat-trick in a 5-3 win over Granada in March - Messi is expected to win Fifa's pla ...
Mario Balotelli's agent Mino Raiola insists there is 'zero chance' that the striker will leave Manchester City this month.
Agent rules out Balotelli sale: Mario Balotelli's agent Mino Raiola has ruled out the Manchester City ... skysports
SOCCER bad boy Mario Balotelli was out with a model called Fanny the night his daughter was born. He wined and dined Vogue magazine beauty Fanny Robert Neguesha, 22, who had jetted in from Brussels to visit him. And when the following day a Sun reporter called at the Manchester City ace’s Cheshire mansion to congratulate him on becoming a dad, she opened the door. Asked if she was a friend of 22-year-old Mario, Fanny, who is Belgian but lives in Paris, replied: “No. I am the GIRLFRIEND.” She confirmed Balotelli had become a father, saying: “Yes, yes, but Mario is not here she will come after, maybe.” Earlier as ex-girlfriend Raffaella Fico gave birth to Pia at an Italian clinic, Mario and Fanny had been photographed together leaving Manchester’s Zouk Bar & Grill where he first met Wayne Rooney escort girl Jenny Thompson.
Video: I lost it in training, but Mario Balotelli going nowhere, says Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini
Demba Ba: “I do not like when I compare with Mario Balotelli, before everything … I do not smoke and drink alcool, and I pray 5 times each day in the mosque” Alan Pardew said: ‘You have to respect that some players have a different religion to most of the footballers in this country. We need different facilities for them. It’s important that whatever the religion, we take care of it and understand it.’ Dedicated prayer rooms are not new in English football although they are few and far between, and the Premier League’s first multi-faith prayer room inside a stadium was unveiled only four years ago at Blackburn. That was as much in response to the multicultural make-up of the local population as to the demand from players. Bolton also have a prayer room, as do Manchester City who have four practising Muslims in their first-team squad — Yaya and Kolo Toure, Edin Dzeko and Samir Nasri. Other Premier League stars sharing their faith include Ali Al-Habsi of Wigan, Arsenal’s Marouane Chamakh, ...
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini quells new rumors that Mario Balotelli will be leaving the club.
Roberto Mancini hopes Mario Balotelli will turn over a new leaf for Manchester City – video
Inter Milan claim 'first option' on signing Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli! Read more: [from GMF]
Edinson Cavani believes he could form a devastating partnership with Mario Balotelli were the Manchester City striker to join Napoli.
Manchester City continues to be linked with new attacking talent in the media. Just recently Simon Burnton of the Guardian linked the club with a £50 million move for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani. However, in all honesty what is the point of Manchester City trying to sign yet another striker with the core of attackers already at the club? The only real problem area in the strike force for the club is understandably Mario Balotelli. It seems that there is always some form of drama following the Italian international. His recent training ground confrontation with manager Roberto Mancini is proof that despite the faith that his manager has continued to give him things just do not appear to be working. Balotelli is obviously talented, but his attitude, off and on the field is not worth the frustration the majority of the time. Over the summer the young forward’s performances for his nation at the 2012 UEFA European Championship were impressive and made it appear as if he had finally matured into the playe ...
Manchester City are lining up a potential replacement for controversial striker Mario Balotelli in the form of £45million Edinson Cavani. (Daily Mail)...Would not mind but i can't see Cavani leaving Naples, he's on fire at Napoli
Carlos Tevez warns Mario Balotelli to learn from his mistakes !! Striker keen to help Italian through Manchester City troubles• 'I'll talk to him personally. I've been in that moment like him'Carlos Tevez has told Manchester City team-mate Mario Balotelli not to make the same mistakes he did. Balotelli, 22, was pictured last week in a physical confrontation with manager Roberto Mancini in what was the latest chapter of a controversial and incident-packed spell at the club for the Italian .Tevez is no stranger to controversy himself having been out of the City side for a long spell last season after refusing to warm up during a Champions League match again. - Admin Faraj
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So once again Mario Balotelli is in the news and for all the wrong reasons. His latest bust up with manager Roberto Mancini has surely put his Manchester City future in jeopardy and with AC Milan reportedly ready to pounce, here are five reasons Mario needs to leave Manchester.
Gianfranco Zola publicly backed Mario Balotelli after Watford's defeat to Manchester City, claiming the striker's obvious potential made him worth all the trouble
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