Manchester City star not wanted by AC Milan.
AC Milan will not be in the running to sign out of favour Mario Balotelli if Manchester City decide to sell the troubled striker in the January transfer window.
Italian international forward Balotelli was strongly linked with a return to his homeland in light of a training ground bust-up with Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini and AC Milan were one of the club’s in the frame along with Inter Milan and Napoli.
Source: Sky Sports
But AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani has ruled out any possible move for Balotelli, who played for bitter rivals Inter Milan before joining Manchester City, despite the Rossoneri struggling to make an impact in Serie A this season.
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“If no-one leaves, no-one will arrive,” Galliani is quoted as saying by Sport Mediaset. “Mario Balotelli? We have five strikers for two/three roles, so we are fine. I always said that if only one striker were to leave, we would not have taken anyone, and we have sold only Pato.
“AC Milan needs a bit of time to get back to the top, but I’m sure we will. We want to invest in young players also in this market window.”
Balotelli is expected to stay at the Etihad Stadium in the transfer window with Mancini promising the give the troubled star “100 more chances” at Manchester City.