MARIO BALOTELLI NEWS

Zola: Qatar would be ideal destination for Balotelli, Cassano

Al Arabi coach Gianfranco Zola has urged strikers Mario Balotelli and Antonio Cassano to move to the Middle East to jumpstart their careers. With Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero unwilling to play 10 million euros ($11 million) to purchase Balotelli from Liverpool and Brendan Rodgers seemingly not interested in playing the 24-year-old after a poor first season at Anfield, the...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Negredo cools Liverpool transfer talk, plans to stay at Valencia

Reported Liverpool target Alvaro Negredo has played down talk of a £15million move to Anfield after insisting he wants to stay at Valencia. Despite already signing strikers Christian Benteke and Danny Ings this summer, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers remains determined to boost his forward options with Fabio Borini and Mario Balotelli expected to follow Rickie Lambert out of the Anfield...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Liverpool to make a swoop for wonderkid to further reinforce the attack

Liverpool still don’t know what to do with the everlasting misfit Mario Balotelli but, despite of that, they have added new firepower to their forward line. Danny Ings, Roberto Firmino and Christian Benteke are apparently not enough artillery for the ... Read More
Via FutnSoccer
2 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO confirmation: Another Liverpool transfer complete, player holding shirt

PHOTO confirmation: Another Liverpool transfer complete, player holding shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Another Liverpool transfer done and dusted as striker Rickie Lambert completed a 3 million pound move to West Bromwich Albion today. Liverpool Transfer: Rickie Lambert confirmed as a WBA player The former Southampton player joined his boyhood club last season, but...
Via Soccerlens
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Atletico, Mexico striker Jimenez set for Premier League club

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... Manchester United will offer Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans plus cash to Everton in their attempts to sign John Stones. Liverpool flop Mario Balotelli has been offered an escape route by Italian...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Arsenal plotting move for Barca midfielder Busquets

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... Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal's chances of bringing club legend Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford have collapsed after Real Madrid told them he would cost £85m. Leicester City are prepared...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bologna join Sampdoria in bid to sign Liverpool striker Balotelli

Promoted Bologna could offer Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli the opportunity to rekindle his career in Serie A. The 24-year-old forward scored just one Premier League goal in his first season at Anfield and the Italy international's position has been weakened by the £32.5million ($51m) arrival of Christian Benteke from Aston Villa. Sampdoria have already expressed their interest...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ings ready to be a team man for Liverpool

Liverpool striker Danny Ings believes his all-action style can help make the jobs of the team's talented playmakers easier. Daniel Sturridge's long injury lay-off last season meant the Reds lacked anyone who was willing to stretch opposition defenses, which impacted on the space the more creative players had to work in. With Mario Balotelli seemingly unwilling and Rickie Lambert...
Via World Soccer Talk
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sampdoria interested in Balotelli but want Liverpool to cut price

Sampdoria have admitted their interest in Mario Balotelli, but have asked Liverpool to lower their £7.1m ($11m) asking price. After struggling in his debut season at Anfield, Balotelli's future has come under intense scrutiny this summer, with Brendan Rodgers reportedly willing to listen to offers for the man he signed for £16million ($25m) just 12 months ago. The Northern Irishman...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mario Balotelli could wind up in Serie C on loan

Mario Balotelli could be offered the chance to end his Liverpool nightmare - by making a move to ambitious Serie C outfit Lupa Castelli. Italy striker Balotelli joined the Reds in a £16 million ($24.8 million) deal last summer but failed to settle at Anfield and scored just four goals in all competitions for the club. Liverpool have signed Christian Benteke and Danny Ings this summer...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

World Soccer Talk Radio (7.22.15) Antoine Zammit interview from Empire of the Kop

Listen to the latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio featuring an interview with Empire of the Kop’s Antoine Zammit. Antoine discusses the signing of Christian Benteke, how Liverpool will line up in the season ahead, his thoughts on Mario Balotelli, as well as his memories of the 1981 and 1984 European Cup finals when Liverpool beat Real Madrid and Roma respectively. Listen...
Via World Soccer Talk
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Brendan Rodgers Casts Further Doubt On Mario Balotelli’s Liverpool Future

Mario Balotelli is firmly withing the moment of truth, as far his Liverpool career is concerned. Brendan Rodgers said Wednesday Balotelli would determine his own future and refused to guarantee the Italian striker a place in Liverpool’s first-team squad this season, according to the Guardian. Rodgers excluded Balotelli from Liverpool 2015 preseason tour, and his decision suggests...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mario Balotelli’s Liverpool future is in his own hands, says Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists Mario Balotelli’s future lies in the player’s own hands despite his omission from their pre-season tour. The Italy international was among a number of players, Jose Enrique and Fabio Borini included, who were left behind at the club’s Melwood training base while the rest flew out for friendlies in Thailand, Australia and Malaysia....
Via World Soccer Talk
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rodgers unsure on striker Balotelli's Liverpool future

Brendan Rodgers says he is "not sure" whether Mario Balotelli will still be at Liverpool after the transfer window closes. Balotelli was left out of the squad to tour South East Asia and Australia and is instead training back at the club's Melwood base. The £16million striker, who started just 10 league games last season, angered some Liverpool supporters on Monday when he publicly...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mario Balotelli Defends Raheem Sterling After Ex-LFC Star Scores For Man City (GIF)

Mario Balotelli waited a long time to enter the realm of Twitter. Some Liverpool fans want him to return to the digital darkness, following the congratulatory message he sent Raheem Sterling. Sterling scored his first goal in Manchester City colors Tuesday, striking just three minutes into his new team’s preseason game against Italian club AS Roma. Balotelli first congratulated...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mario Balotelli rides a Hovertrax and scores a header

This summer Mario Balotelli is adding another sport to his resume: 'hoverboarding.' The Italian striker has been seen spending a lot of time on his Hovertrax. If you haven't seen a Hovertrax before, just imagine Marty Mcfly's hover-board from the Back to the Future trilogy, except Mcfly's actually hovered, and the Hovertrax has gyro technology and wheels. Sounds like an awesome toy...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

One Last Chance for Brendan Rodgers with Liverpool

Last season wasn't a disaster for Liverpool, but it was a disappointment. They were back in the Champions League for the first time since 2009/10, only to fall out of their group and into Europa where they were then dispatched of in the very first knockout round. In terms of their Premier League finish, sixth was the best they could muster—meaning Europa League, but not without...
Via The Sports Post
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Liverpool locked in negotiation for striker transfer, deal likely

Liverpool locked in negotiation for striker transfer, deal likely - originally posted on Soccerlens.com You know what’s the best thing about Mario Balotelli? Despite all his eccentrics, poor performances on pitch, there is always going to be some club out here ready to take gamble on him. This time it’s Fiorentina, who are ready to bring the Liverpool flop back to Italy. According...
Via Soccerlens
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Milan confirms El Shaarawy is on way to Monaco

AC Milan has announced a deal with Monaco to seal forward Stephan El Shaarawy's exit from the Serie A side. The 22-year-old broke into the Rossoneri's ranks in 2012-13 but a plummet in form after the midseason arrival of Mario Balotelli was followed by a long-term foot injury. The Italy international never truly shone under Filippo Inzaghi in another fitness-hit campaign and he...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Balotelli left out of Liverpool squad for preseason tour

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) Mario Balotelli has been left out of Liverpool's 30-man squad for its preseason tour of Thailand, Australia and Malaysia, raising doubts about the Italian's future at Anfield. The striker had a disappointing first season at Liverpool following his move from AC Milan, scoring one goal in 16 appearances in the Premier League. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Sterling in Liverpool squad for pre-season tour, but Balotelli omitted

Raheem Sterling has been included in Liverpool's 30-man squad for their pre-season tour of Thailand, Australia and Malaysia. The Premier League club named their squad for the tour on Saturday with the 20-year-old England striker included, but Italy forward Mario Balotelli was a notable omission. Sterling's involvement in the tour comes after he failed to report to the club's Melwood...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Jordan Henderson fit to captain Liverpool?

Earlier today Liverpool confirmed that English midfielder Jordan Henderson, 25, will be the club’s new captain; taking the armband following the end of former captain Steven Gerrard’s 12 year stint as club leader. Jordan Henderson has been named the new captain at Liverpool Henderson was named vice-captain last September and took the reins when Gerrard was out of action. It...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli given compassionate leave

Liverpool have confirmed that striker Mario Balotelli has been given compassionate leave after he missed the first day of pre-season training on Monday. The 24-year-old Italian was due to return along with the rest of the squad, but was not with his team-mates when they reassembled amid reports of the death of his adoptive father Francesco at the weekend. Liverpool confirmed that...
Via World Soccer Talk
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Balotelli on compassionate leave following death of adoptive father

Mario Balotelli has been granted compassionate leave by Liverpool following the death of his adoptive father. Liverpool's first-team squad - including Raheem Sterling - returned for pre-season training on Monday, but Balotelli was a notable absentee amid reports of the death of his adoptive father Francesco at the weekend. The 24-year-old striker wrote on Twitter at the weekend:...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Sampdoria coach Zenga fuels speculation of move for Balotelli

New Sampdoria coach Walter Zenga has fuelled speculation the Blucerchiati could move for Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli this summer. Liverpool are expected to announce Southampton right-back Nathaniel Clyne as their sixth signing of the summer in the next 24 hours, and Balotelli is among the players they are willing to offload as they continue to pursue Aston Villa striker Christian...
Via Fox Sports
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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