Former City striker hoped for reunion.
AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli has claimed that he had urged Carlos Tevez to join him at the club before the Argentine left Manchester City for Juventus, Sky Sports reports.
The Italian international left City to return home in January and Tevez quickly followed suit last week when he agreed a three year deal with the Turin based club.
However, Balotelli has admitted that he tried to persuade the 29-year-old to link up with him once again to terrorise Serie A defences next season.
“I don’t fear Juve, I fear nobody,” he said. “Tevez? He’s a friend and I told him to come to Milan, but he didn’t listen me and he went to Juve.
“If it happens, when we meet on the pitch, I’ll make fun of him.”
Balotelli also moved to put rumours of his own future to bed after speculation arose just six months after returning to the city.
“It has been good to hear this,” said the striker. “In football you never know, but Milan is the club I have in my heart, they are a good club with really good supporters.
“Now I feel good here and I’ll stay here, then, one day, we will see.”