MARIO BALOTELLI NEWS

Conte: Balotelli must show he 'deserves' an Italy call up

ROME (AP) If Mario Balotelli wants to return to Italy's squad, coach Antonio Conte says he'll have to show that he deserves a spot. Andrea Pirlo and Sebastian Giovinco, meanwhile, will be called up to the national team for European Championship qualifiers against Malta and Bulgaria next week, after their recent moves to MLS. Balotelli hasn't played for Italy since the Azzurri were...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sinisa Mihajlovic on the Empoli game, Mario Balotelli and Juraj Kucka

Milan coach Sinisa Mihajlovic says new signings Mario Balotelli and Juraj Kucka are available to face Empoli on Saturday night. The Rossoneri will be eager to bounce back after last week's disappointing defeat against Fiorentina with former Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli expected to start on the bench at the Stadio Carlo Castellani. "[Mario] Balotelli and […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Liverpool's Markovic set to make Fenerbahce loan move

Fenerbahce are set to sign Lazar Markovic on a season-long loan deal - but Liverpool want the winger to return to Anfield. The 21-year-old Serbia international joined Liverpool from Benfica last summer in a deal worth around £25million but made only 11 Premier League starts in his first season at Anfield and has now featured at all so far this term. Liverpool are therefore keen...
Via Fox Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Liverpool’s draw at Arsenal showed the benefits and perils of space over possession

Monday saw Arsenal and Liverpool play out one of the better 0-0 draws in recent memory, with each side laying reasonable claim to dominating a half and finishing deserving winners. It could have finished 1-1, 3-3, or 4-2, to either side, and the fact that it ended goalless only added to the intrigue. Viewers were kept interested until the very last minute, when Arsenal only just...
Via World Soccer Talk
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Did Brendan Rodgers’ tactics spoil striker’s Liverpool career?

Did Brendan Rodgers’ tactics spoil striker’s Liverpool career? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has completed his loan move to AC Milan after just one season at Anfield. The Italian had a miserable time on Merseyside, managing to score just once in the league in the whole season. On his arrival to the San Siro, he was obviously asked about...
Via Soccerlens
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mario Balotelli blames Brendan Rodgers’ tactics for woeful spell at Liverpool

Mario Balotelli claims manager Brendan Rodgers' tactics contributed to his woeful spell at Liverpool. The 25-year-old striker has returned to AC Milan on loan a year after leaving the San Siro in a last-minute £16million deal which Rodgers admitted at the time was a "calculated risk". It failed spectacularly, with the Italy international scoring just four goals in 28 appearances...
Via World Soccer Talk
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Juventus visits Roma looking for first Serie A points

MILAN (AP) After the shock of losing its opening Serie A match at home for the first time in its history, defending champion Juventus would have been hoping for an easy second match to get it up and running. Not so. This weekend sees Juventus visit Roma - the team which finished as runner-up to the Bianconeri the past two seasons. Coach Massimiliano Allegri can take heart from the...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mario Balotelli claims Liverpool tactics did not suit him

Mario Balotelli claims manager Brendan Rodgers' tactics contributed to his woeful spell at Liverpool. The 25-year-old striker has returned to AC Milan on loan a year after leaving the San Siro in a last-minute £16million deal which Rodgers admitted at the time was a "calculated risk". It failed spectacularly, with the Italy international scoring just four goals in 28 appearances...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fulfilling a father's wish: Balotelli aims for Euro 2016

MILAN (AP) Back with AC Milan after a dismal season at Liverpool, Mario Balotelli is hoping to realize a wish of his recently deceased adoptive father: playing for Italy again at next year's European Championship in France. Balotelli's season-long loan was made official Thursday. ''I want to do well with Milan to regain the national team shirt,'' Balotelli said. ''I've just got...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Balotelli hopes to realize deceased father's wish at Euros

MILAN (AP) Mario Balotelli is hoping his loan move back to AC Milan enables him to realize a wish of his recently deceased adoptive father: to play for Italy again at next year's European Championship. Balotelli's season-long loan from Liverpool was made official Thursday. Balotelli says ''I want to play in the European Championship and I'll do everything I can to do so. Seeing...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Liverpool transfer complete, player unveiled in club shirt

PHOTO: Liverpool transfer complete, player unveiled in club shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com AC Milan have announced the loan signing of Liverpool striker, Mario Balotelli. The Italian has returned to Milan for his second spell with the seven time, Champions League winners. .@FinallyMario is back! / Mario è tornato! #weareacmilan pic.twitter.com/6YTW6ol0d9 — AC Milan...
Via Soccerlens
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Good behavior clause in Balotelli's AC Milan deal

Mario Balotelli will reportedly have a good behavior clause in his AC Milan contract based on the rules abided by those who serve in the Italian air force. The controversial Italy striker is set to return to Serie A after failing to make an impact during a season back in the Premier League with Liverpool. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Milan have insisted upon a clause in Balotelli...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Balotelli Offers Words Of Gratitude For Liverpool

Balotelli Offers Words Of Gratitude For Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com New AC Milan signing Mario Balotelli has offered a note of gratitude to his former club Liverpool and their fans for his time at the Anfield club. The 25-year-old took to social media to acknowledge his one year stay at Liverpool, and has vowed to support the Reds in all competitions. He posted...
Via Soccerlens
2 days ago  |  Discuss

AC Milan prepare a list of Do’s and Don’ts for Mario Balotelli

AC Milan prepare a list of Do’s and Don’ts for Mario Balotelli - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has completed his loan move to AC Milan yesterday and has been handed a code of conduct on his arrival. Mario Balotelli in a AC Milan shirt after completing his move from Liverpool The former Manchester City striker is famous for his notorious...
Via Soccerlens
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Curious Case Of Mario Balotelli

The Curious Case Of Mario Balotelli - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Tired or just lethargic? Mario Balotelli is returning to Italy. He is going back to the club that sold him to Liverpool last summer. With one Premier League goal on his season-long return to England and English football, not many would have envisaged a move to another traditional European giant for the opinion...
Via Soccerlens
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Latest summer transfer window deals

The summer transfer window is getting closer to shutting, so we can continue to expect to see several major transfer signings being finalized in the coming hours and days. In England, the Premier League transfer window closes on Tuesday, September 1 at 1pm ET. Plus, we have the latest transfer news from La Liga, Serie A and elsewhere. Bookmark this page and we’ll keep on updating...
Via World Soccer Talk
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Returning to Milan, Balotelli vows to 'work hard, talk less'

MILAN (AP) Cast aside by Liverpool after a miserable year, Mario Balotelli is returning to AC Milan knowing he has much to prove. Liverpool is sending Balotelli on loan to Milan after seeing the maverick striker score only one Premier League goal in the year since he joined from the Italian club for 16 million pounds (then $27 million). The 25-year-old Italian completed his medical...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Balotelli says AC Milan 'always in my heart' after passing medical

Liverpool flop Mario Balotelli said he has always had AC Milan in his heart after passing a medical ahead of rejoining the Serie A side. Both clubs have yet to announce the deal, which will see the Italy international represent the San Siro side for the 2015-16 campaign. A statement from Milan read: "Mario Balotelli has completed his medical. He is expected to arrive to Casa Milan...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mario Balotelli completes AC Milan medical ahead of loan move from Liverpool

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has completed his medical at AC Milan and declared his delight at returning to the Rossoneri ahead of his loan switch. Both clubs have yet to announce the deal, which will see the Italy international represent the San Siro side for the 2015-16 campaign. A statement from Milan read: "Mario Balotelli has completed his medical. "He is expected to arrive...
Via World Soccer Talk
3 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Mario Balotelli arrives for AC Milan medical

PHOTO: Mario Balotelli arrives for AC Milan medical - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Liverpool striker, Mario Balotelli is all set to complete his loan to AC Milan. Confirmed by Italian Journalist, Gianluca Di Marzio, Mario Balotelli has arrived in Milan’s La Madonnina clinic for his medical and the move will be confirmed later today. Gianluca Di Marzio: Mario Balotelli...
Via Soccerlens
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Liverpool set to loan Mario Balotelli back to AC Milan

One year after arriving on Merseyside, Mario Balotelli is about to return home. The Italian international is set to be loaned by Liverpool back to AC Milan, the club from which Liverpool bought the 25-year-old for £16 million one year ago. Balotelli expected to undergo a medical at Milan’s training ground on Tuesday. Balotelli arrived at Liverpool on Aug. 21, 2014 with expectations...
Via World Soccer Talk
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Mario Balotelli Nears AC Milan Return On Loan From Liverpool

Mario Balotelli probably will play soccer this season after all. Liverpool and AC Milan are close to finalizing a loan deal that would send Balotelli back to the San Siro for the 2015-16 season, Sky Italia, The Telegraph’s Mark Ogden, The Guardian’s Ed Aarons, and The Liverpool Echo’s James Pearce reported Monday. AC Milan and Liverpool reportedly will pay half of Balotelli’s...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Albion striker Berahino edges closer to big-money Spurs move

Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around look to splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... Saido Berahino is edging closer to a £20million move to Tottenham after being left out of West Brom's match-day squad for their Sunday loss to Chelsea. Mark Hughes has warned Norwich target Jonathan Walters...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

AC Milan in talks with Liverpool over Balotelli loan deal

MILAN (AP) AC Milan's vice president says the club is in talks with Liverpool about bringing striker Mario Balotelli back to Serie A. Adriano Galliani said Sunday ''there are ongoing negotiations for him to come back on loan. But we are not yet in agreement over what share of his salary we have to pay.'' Balotelli joined Liverpool from AC Milan for 16 million pounds (then $26.5...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Balotelli poised to re-join AC Milan on loan, according to reports

Mario Balotelli is poised to head back to Serie A and re-join AC Milan on a season-long loan deal from Liverpool, according to reports. La Gazzetta dello Sport have stated that Milan boss Sinisa Mihajlovic has already met the out-of-favor Liverpool striker and he could be in the stands to watch his former side in action against Fiorentina in their season opener at the Stadio Artemio...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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