Balotelli back to his old ways after initial promise in France

For a while, it appeared that notorious striker Mario Balotelli has turned around his sinking career following his move to French side Nice in the summer. The Italian, who joined the Ligue 1 side on a one-year deal in the summer, made a bright start to his life in France and managed to score five league goals in his first three appearances for his new side. However, it now appears that the Italian is struggling with discipline in France too. The 26-year-old was recently accused by his teammate Valentin Eysseric…

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Mario Balotelli speaks out against Jurgen Klopp

You can’t keep Mario Balotelli out of the news. The Italian striker has made a phenomenal start to his spell in France. He has managed to score six goals in five appearances for Nice and has shown remarkable improvement in form. It’s too early to say whether the old Balotelli is back, but signs are looking good at the moment. The 26-year-old, however, has not ceased to be controversial and has hit out on Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp in his recent comments. Balotelli claimed that he was given a cold…

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Another brace from Liverpool reject Mario Balotelli propels Nice to the summit of Ligue 1

Liverpool-reject Mario Balotelli has finally found some form on his loan move with Ligue 1 side Nice. The 26-year-old, who joined Liverpool in 2014 for £16m, managed to score just one goal in his first season for the Reds. In the summer of 2015, he joined his former club AC Milan on a loan move. However, his time with Milan was plagued with injuries, and he managed only eight starts and a solitary goal during his second spell with the club. This summer, he joined Nice on a free season-long…

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Serie A club interested in Liverpool misfit, Reds renew interest in former target

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Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has finally seemed to have found a suitor in the transfer market. The Reds have been reportedly trying very hard to offload the striker, who they signed for £16 million in 2014, but have failed to find any potential suitor in the market. However, Serie A club Sampdoria have expressed their willingness to take a pun on the controversial striker. Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero has claimed that Balotelli, like Antonio Cassano, could relaunch his career at the Serie A club. “Balotelli is Balotelli’s own worst enemy,” Ferrero told…

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Liverpool flop and Gareth Bale smash England

England didn’t start Euro 2016 on a high note due to a late Russian goal, meaning the Three Lions had to be satisfied with a 1-1 draw in Marseille. England were hugely impressive in the first half in particular, when their supporters inside the stadium roared their approval as Russia were pressed into submission and made to look pedestrian. It made that cruel conclusion, Vasili Berezutski’s header, even more painful. Next up for Roy Hodgson’s squad is Wales, who beat Slovakia 2-1 during ther first game in France. England can’t afford another drop of…

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Liverpool forward denies pub-brawl report

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Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli has denied allegations that he was involved in a pub brawl. Earlier, Italian publication Corriere della Sera has reported that Balotelli was involved in an ugly pub brawl on the weekend which resulted in one man losing his three fingers. The incident was said to have taken place near Brescia on Saturday night. However, the Liverpool player, who spent last season on loan at AC Milan, has vehemently denied the allegations on his Instagram account. The 25-year-old took to Instagram to wish good luck to the…

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Manchester United and Liverpool stars to leave Premier League

The arrival of Jose Mourinho at Manchester United could mean the departure of several players, with Juan Mata being one of them, according to Mundo Deportivo (via Goal). The Spaniard left Chelsea during the winter transfer market of 2014 for £33.6 million, as Mourinho was unwilling to play the 28-year-old on a consistent basis. With the Portuguese joining the Old Trafford club, Mata is primed to leave United again and Barcelona are reportedly ready to swoop in for the Spaniard. The La Liga champions have reportedly been in talks with Mata…

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Former Liverpool flop and coach could be headed to China

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Liverpool are viewing China as an ideal place to offload flop Mario Balotelli, while former boss Brendan Rodgers has been linked with a move to the Asian country as well. The Italy international is currently on loan at AC Milan until the end of the current season, but it seems highly unlikely that the Rossoneri will make his move permanent after a disappointing spell in Serie A so far, which was not helped by a couple of injuries. According to Liverpool Echo, it’s understood that Balotelli has no future at Anfield and…

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AC Milan chief claims Liverpool flop Mario Balotelli is now a changed man

AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has claimed that Mario Balotelli is now a changed man since his return to the San Siro, according to the Metro. The 25-year-old was allowed to leave Liverpool on loan after it appeared that Brendan Rodgers had given up on trying to get the best out of him. The Guardian reported that the former Manchester City man once turned around in a training match and lobbed his own goalkeeper from the halfway-line, in an incident that summed up his time on Merseyside, and exemplified the frustration…

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Mario Balotelli places blame on Brendan Rodgers after Liverpool nightmare comes to a temporary end

Following the completion of his loan move to former club AC Milan, Mario Balotelli has apportioned some of the blame for his struggles at Liverpool upon Reds boss Brendan Rodgers, the Daily Express report. The controversial striker has seemingly admitted that returning to the Premier League was a mistake, but suggested that his manager’s favoured system did not suit him, and prevented him from being able to prove his critics wrong (via Express). “I must accept my faults, but the formation chosen by Rodgers was not suited to my characteristics,” he said.…

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(Video) Mario Balotelli explains why he’s leaving Liverpool for Milan

Mario Balotelli today completed his move back to AC Milan just 12 months after arriving at Liverpool in a move he hopes will reignite his flailing career. Having arrived as a potential replacement for Luis Suarez after he made the move to Barcelona, but struggled for form and hit just one solitary goal in the Premier League. The Reds have bolstered their attacking ranks during the current window by bringing in the likes of Christian Benteke, Danny Ings and Roberto Firmino, leaving very little room for the Italian international. And…

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Liverpool striker set for Milan medical ahead of Serie A return

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Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is set to undergo a medical ahead of a loan move to former club AC Milan, according to the Daily Express. The Express report that the initial deal will see the 25-year-old return to San Siro on a season-long loan, and should Milan’s chief executive Adriano Galliani get his way, the Reds shall be paying half of his £80,000 a week wages for the duration of his stay. However, if the Italy international can rediscover the form that tempted the Merseyside club to take a punt…

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AC Milan in talks with Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli about possible return

It was at this point last summer that Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was desperately trying to begin to replace Luis Suarez by bringing in AC Milan forward Mario Balotelli. But now with the window’s closure looming, it is with that same desperation that Rodgers is trying to send the Italian back to the Rossoneri. According to The Sun, the Serie A giants are in talks with the 25-year-old’s agent Mino Raiola about a possible return to San Siro. Milan’s chief executive Adrian Galliani confirmed that discussions were being held, but revealed…

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Watford plan audacious bid for Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli and are willing to meet £10m asking price

While Mario Balotelli’s days at Liverpool appear to be numbered, it seems that the Italian could still be plying his trade in the Premier League this season. According to the Daily Express, newly-promoted Watford plan to make a stunning move for the 25-year-old as they look to improve their chances of remaining in the top flight for a second consecutive season. The Express report that while Sampdoria appear to be the favourites for his signature, the Hornets are hoping to win the race to the former Manchester City man’s signature,…

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Liverpool’s flop duo lined up for Anfield exits with loan deals planned

Brendan Rodgers is hoping to complete deals that would see both Fabio Borini and Mario Balotelli leave Anfield on loan this summer. According to the Guardian, Sunderland are planning to bring Borini back on a season-long loan. The Italian had been one of the players that helped guide the Black Cats away from the relegation zone in 2014, scoring seven goals in 32 Premier League games. However, he turned down the opportunity to join them permanently when they offered the Reds £14m at the end of his spell in the…

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Mario Balotelli looks to be bound for Anfield exit after being axed from pre-season tour

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Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli looks to have kicked his last ball for the club after he was omitted from their pre-season tour to Finland this weekend, the Daily Express reports. The Italian international, alongside compatriot Fabio Borini and Spanish full-back Jose Enrique have been left behind to train on their own while the rest of the squad flies out to take on HJK Helsinki on Saturday. The Express reports that the trio have been told they can leave the club this summer as manager Brendan Rodgers looks to rebuild his…

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Bologna planning to rescue Liverpool flop Mario Balotelli

Serie A side Bologna are planning to make a bid that would see Mario Balotelli end his Liverpool nightmare, and return to Italy. According to the Metro, following the acquisitions of Christian Benteke, Danny Ings, and Roberto Firmino, as well as the arrival of Divock Origi, Brendan Rodgers is happy to let the 24-year-old leave Anfield this summer, as long as any interested party is able to offer £7m. And it appears that the newly-promoted side are the most interested in giving him a chance to rebuild his career once…

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Liverpool news: Flop duo to be offered Italian exits, while PSG boss drops hint over target

Here is Tuesday’s news and gossip concerning Liverpool: Laurent Blanc has given Liverpool hope as they try to lure Paris Saint-Germain left-back Lucas Digne to Anfield, the Daily Star report. The Ligue 1’s side’s manager has confirmed that they plan to sell some players this summer. “We expect departures also in our group. We want to regenerate the group,” he said. Sampdoria are ready to offer flop forward Mario Balotelli a way out of Merseyside during this window, according to the Daily Star. However, the Serie A side have confirmed…

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Sampdoria tell Liverpool to cut Mario Balotelli’s £7.1m asking price

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Italian outfit Sampdoria have reportedly told Liverpool to slash Mario Balotelli’s £7.1m asking price if they want to move him on this summer, according to the Daily Telegraph. The temperamental striker arrived on Merseyside 12 months ago for a fee of £16m (via BBC) but after a return of just one league goal last season coupled with the £32.5m arrival of Christian Benteke from Aston Villa (via Sky Sports) The Reds are believed to be keen on moving him out during the current transfer window. However, despite The Telegraph reporting that…

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Liverpool gossip: Balotelli REJECTS exit offer, while Premier League pair chase teammate

Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Liverpool: Mario Balotelli has rejected the offer from Italian third division side Lupa Castelli, the Daily Mirror report. The controversial forward endured a difficult first season at Anfield, but may now be willing to fight for his reputation in the Premier League. While the former Manchester City may be staying on Merseyside, another striker flop could be set for a departure, with the Daily Express reporting that both Leicester and Aston Villa are keen on signing Fabio Borini. Villa have become interested in…

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Liverpool rumours: Barcelona man linked, and bizarre move for Balotelli planned

Here is Saturday’s news and gossip concerning Liverpool: The agent of Barcelona full-back Adriano has given Liverpool hope of getting a deal done, after confirming that he plans to leave the Nou Camp this summer, the Daily Star report. Roma are also interested in the defender. Mario Balotelli is set to be offered an Anfield escape this summer. But, before Reds fans get carried away, it is Italian third division side Lupa Castelli that are planning a potential bid, the Daily Express report. The club were founded in 2013, but…

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Mario Balotelli to be offered Liverpool exit by Italian THIRD DIVISION side

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Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been offered an escape route following a difficult season at Anfield, by ambitious Italian third division side Lupa Castelli, the Daily Mirror report. The club’s honorary president Marco Amelia claimed: “Our intention is to bring our friend, Balotelli, here, a player who at this time needs to start afresh because we see that he does not want to play anymore, has fans opposing him and is no longer able to show his quality.” The Lazio-based side have enjoyed a brisk rise through the Italian game.…

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Analysis – Liverpool’s striking seven

Brendan Rodgers has focused most of his efforts in the transfer market this year towards adding depths of quality to his attack, appearing determined to avoid the prospect of fielding a starting XI without a recognised striker, as he was forced to do on several occasions last season where the club managed just 52 Premier League goals. He now has a sizeable pool of options to choose from, with seven vying for a place furthest up the pitch: There remains considerable doubt over the future of Mario Balotelli, who has done…

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Liverpool rumours: Xabi Alonso linked with return, while four flops set to be AXED

Here is Wednesday’s news and gossip concerning Liverpool: Xabi Alonso could be set for a sensational return to Anfield, after talks over a new deal with Bayern Munich stalled, the Metro report. The Spaniard is about to enter into the final year of his deal at the Allianz Arena. Another player reportedly catching Brendan Rodgers’ eye is Paris Saint-Germain full-back Lucas Digne, according to the Metro. The 22-year-old’s agent admitted that he could leave the Ligue 1 side this summer. A move for the defender will reportedly be funded by…

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Mario Balotelli offers himself to Inter Milan, but former side REJECT move

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Mario Balotelli’s Liverpool nightmare looks set to continue, after his desperate attempt to move away from Anfield was snubbed by his former club. According to the Metro, the Italian tried to persuade Inter Milan to take him back. However, the Serie A side have rejected the opportunity. It is not difficult to understand why the 24-year-old wanted to move back to San Siro. It would have given the controversial forward the chance to work with Roberto Mancini, who was previously his manager at Manchester City. While the pair clashed at…

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