Manchester City have been unsuccessful in their attempts to unload Mario Balotelli, which began after the striker’s row with Roberto Mancini following the defeat to Manchester United and gathered pace once the Italy international was pictured in a scuffle with the manager, the
Photographers captured Balotelli and Mancini almost coming to blows after an incident during a training session which saw the two men in a physical altercation and Balotelli leave training early after they were separated by members of the club’s coaching staff. Mancini appeared enraged by a Balotelli tackle on Scott Sinclair during a practice match.
The images are unlikely to help City in their attempted sale of the 22-year-old, the newspaper claims, with one of Balotelli’s likely destinations, Milan, seemingly no longer an option after comments from owner Silvio Berlusconi despite the San Siro side selling Alexandre Pato to Corinthians.
Berlusconi is quoted as saying: “It is true, we release Pato to Corinthians with the promise that he will be back to Milan in future, but Balotelli, as I have said on many occasions, doesn’t convince me as a man.”
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