Friday, 7th December, 2012
Three Italian clubs are all keen on snapping up Mario Balotelli from Manchester City, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
AC Milan, Juventus and Balotelli’s former club Inter are the sides credited with holding an interest in the striker, with all of the trio considering whether to put in a formal offer for his services.
Inter sold Balotelli to Manchester City in 2010, but remain an admirer of the player and his return is being considered by the Nerazzurri. If Wesley Sneijder is offloaded, which looks likely, Inter may have room on the wage bill for the controversial hitman.
AC Milan meanwhile have long been fans of Balotelli and the striker is thought to want to turn out for the Rossoneri at some point in his career.
Milan president Silvio Berlusoni also added further fuel to talk of a move by claiming this week that Balotelli "is not just a dream".
Juventus, the Italian champions, have been in the market for a world-class striker for 18 months and had to settle for taking Nicklas Bendtner on loan from Arsenal over the summer, following their failure to sign Fernando Llorente.
If it looks likely that Balotelli will return to his homeland, the Bianconeri will want to be in the mix.
Manchester City’s view on selling Balotelli remains to be seen, but the Citizens would surely want a premium price for the player.
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