Italian giants ignore chance to sign fiery striker
According to Sky Sports News, Italian giants AC Milan have confirmed today that they will not be attempting to sign Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.
The Italian giants have been constantly linked towards planning to buy the Italian striker. However, AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi rejected any plans to take the fiery Italian back to Serie A.
Talking to Radio Radio, Berlusconi said:
“Balotelli, as I have said on other occasions, doesn’t convince me as a man.”
With Balotelli seemingly out of the picture, Berlusconi has also responded to reports linking Milan with approaches for a number of other strikers – including Roma’s Mattia Destro and Pablo Osvaldo and former Chelsea forward Didier Drogba, who is now turning out for Shanghai Shenhua.
He added: “Destro and Osvaldo? I would certainly take Destro at Milan, while Osvaldo does not fit within the age parameters we have set out to build a young team.
“The same goes for Drogba. He is 34 and would not fit in with our young player approach.”
The snub comes amid fresh impetus for Manchester City to ditch the Italian, after another training ground bust-up. Roberto Mancini first restrained, then took on the hot headed Balotelli.
The altercation will add further fuel to the speculation that Balotelli will return to this homeland, despite Milan rejecting the idea. The 22 year old brings a sizeable amount of baggage that may only be possibly handled by Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho. If such is the case, La Liga may be an open destination for the wayward striker.
Tickets still available for top football matches – Man City tickets