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AC Milan Plan Move to Sign Man City Striker Mario Balotelli as Zlatan Ibrahimovic Replacement

by The Newshound

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San Siro side keen on Etihad Stadium forward.

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AC Milan ‘to sell stars to fund move for Mario Balotelli’

Mario Balotelli is wanted by AC Milan – and the Italian club are willing to sell a host of stars in order to fund a move for the Manchester City forward.

The Italy international has been in and out of the City side this season, with boss Roberto Mancini also being able to call upon Edin Dzeko, Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero in attacking positions.

His uncertain status at the Etihad Stadium has alerted a host of clubs across Europe, but none more so than AC, who feel they have the ideal opportunity to lure Balotelli back to his homeland.

But to do so, they will have to sell several players in order to raise the money required first to make an offer for the striker and secondly to afford his hefty wage demands.

SOURCE: Metro

The men in question are Kevin Prince-Boateng, Alexandre Pato and Robinho, all of whom would presumably collect a decent sum if AC Milan found buyers but one does wonder what happened to the huge sums the club made from the sales of Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to PSG?

AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi is clearly on a cost cutting drive and as such may insist further sales are conducted before the San Siro side can make a decent offer for Man City striker Mario Balotelli.

The 22 year old striker may well be ready to return to Serie A after seemingly finding himself as something of a back-up option at Man City.

The young forward will have returned from the Euro 2012 finals buoyed by his fine individual performances and as such will not have been happy to return to the Premier League title holders after a successful summer only to be left warming the Etihad Stadium bench.


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