The Blues could bring Balotelli back to England in the summer.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has dropped a big hint that he is going to try and sign unsettled AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli in the summer.
“In football you never know the future,” the 51-year-old was quoted by Sky Sports.
“Balotelli is with a big club at the moment but you never know the future.
“I’m not going to be manager of Milan or the Italy national team, but he’s a good kid and somebody I’d like to work with again.”
The Italy international is said to be looking for a move away from the San Siro and would be open to a return to the Premier League and a reunion with former boss Mourinho.
The pair worked together when they were both at Milan’s rivals Inter between 2008 and 2010, during a time that the Portuguese coach led the Nerazzurri to an historic treble of Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League.
Both men left the club in 2010, with Mourinho heading to Spain to manage Real Madrid, whilst Balotelli made the £23m switch to Manchester City.
The Italian spent a turbulent two-and-half-years with the Citizens, winning the FA Cup and English league title, but also having a public bust-up with manager Roberto Mancini and eventually being sold to Milan in January 2010.
Since then Balotelli has been in fine form in front of goal, scoring 26 times in 41 matches in all competitions, but has openly admitted in recent times that he would also like to link back up with Mourinho.
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