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...
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Sunderland reportedly agree $6million deal for defender Coates

Sunderland have reportedly agreed a £4million ($6million) deal with Liverpool to sign Uruguayan defender Sebastian Coates. The centre-half, 24, spent the entire 2014/15 season on loan at the Stadium of Light, and despite an injury-hit campaign, made a big impression late on as Dick Advocaat's side avoided the drop. Coates has been with Uruguay at the Copa America, but will reportedly...
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Spanish striker prefers Liverpool, club demand €15m for transfer

Spanish striker prefers Liverpool, club demand €15m for transfer - originally posted on Liverpool need to sign a top quality striker in the summer. The Reds already have a deal in place for Danny Ings, but the club still need to add more depth in their attacking line up. In 2013-14, Liverpool finished second in the league, where they scored over 100 goals in that...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

From Italy: Liverpool’s stunning swap deal offer for €30m midfielder

From Italy: Liverpool’s stunning swap deal offer for €30m midfielder - originally posted on Liverpool’s interest in Mateo Kovacic continues to dominate the headlines in the Italian media, almost on a daily basis. The Reds are looking to sign a top quality midfielder in the summer to replace Steven Gerrard and have turned their attention to the Croatian midfielder...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mario Balotelli looks set to return to Italy with AC Milan 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... Radamel Falcao's prospective loan move to Chelsea is on the rocks with Monaco holding out for a permanent transfer. Alvaro Arbeloa will leave Real Madrid in the summer. Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette wants...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Liverpool to sell three strikers to fund £40m double deal

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is ready to sell Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini to fund the signings of Christian Benteke and Danny Ings, the Daily Star reports. It is undeniable that the Reds struggled in the offensive department this season having failed to replace Luis Suarez with a top class striker. And Rodgers […]
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Mario Balotelli will stay, says agent

Mario Balotelli will be a Liverpool player next season, according to his agent. The Italian failed to make an impact at Anfield after joining from Milan, scoring only four goals in 28 appearances. But Mino Raiola says the Reds are happy with the striker's "input and professionalism". "No. We had talks with Liverpool and he […]
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Agent confirms Liverpool striker will stay at Anfield in the summer

Agent confirms Liverpool striker will stay at Anfield in the summer - originally posted on Mario Balotelli’s agent Mino Raiola has claimed that the striker won’t be leaving Liverpool in the summer transfer window. The Italian was expected to leave after a disappointing season ever since his £16m transfer from AC Milan last summer. Balotelli has scored just 3...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Liverpool offer Rickie Lambert as part of Benteke deal

Liverpool will offer Rickie Lambert in their attempt to sign Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, according to Mirror. The Reds struggled for form in the offensive department after selling Luis Suarez to Barcelona last summer with Italy's Mario Balotelli struggling to settle down on his return to the English Premier League. Benteke, 24, scored 16 […]
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Liverpool star has open doors for summer transfer

Liverpool star has open doors for summer transfer - originally posted on According to reports from the trusted and reliable Gianluca Di Marzio website from Italy, outspoken Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero has opened doors at his club to sign Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli in the summer transfer window. When asked whether Sampdoria would be willing to sign Balotelli...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Brendan Rodgers: Injury update on Sturridge, Gerrard and Balotelli

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says striker Daniel Sturridge is back in the United States to fix an ongoing hip problem. Rodgers, who also revealed that Mario Balotelli and Mamadou Sakho will not be in the squad to face Queens Park Rangers this weekend, hopes to have the 25-year-old fit for the start of pre-season in […]
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli a player at the crossroads

When Liverpool shelled out £16 million ($24.6m) for AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli, the Reds expected a goal return akin to the one the Italian produced during his time at the San Siro. His Rossoneri return was excellent, 26 goals in 43 appearances, despite being labelled as a ‘bad apple’ by Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi. Yet, what Liverpool got for its money was a player...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Liverpool's Mario Balotelli suffers foot gash against Hull City

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has suffered a gashed foot and will be assessed over the next few days, manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed. The Italy striker cut a frustrated figure yet again during the Reds 1-0 defeat at Hull City, which left them seven points short of the top-four with four games. left. Balotelli, who was at fault for Michael Dawson's headed goal, was eventually...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The levels of social media abuse towards EPL players is shocking

Social media is a great and wonderful tool that has brought our world closer together and allowed us to interact with others in ways we could never dream of before.  Unfortunately, with all the good that social media has brought there is also a dark side.  It’s also much easier to abuse, threaten, intimidate, and bully other people. While those of us in sports media might just...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Liverpool Loses, Balotelli’s Disallowed Goal Wasn’t Offsides (Video)

It should have counted. With Liverpool tied with Aston Villa at halftime Sunday, manager Brendan Rodgers was hoping to find a spark in sensational Italian striker Mario Balotelli. Rodgers went with his gut and subbed Balotelli into the game. Turns out his gut was right. Balotelli scored what should have been the equalizer in the 88th minute, but officials disallowed the goal, instead...
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Study: Mario Balotelli heavily targeted on social media

When Mario Balotelli poked fun at Manchester United on Twitter during the team's surprising 5-3 loss to Leicester in the Premier League, the Liverpool striker would have expected some disgruntled replies. What Balotelli received, though, was a torrent of vile abuse that was beyond comprehension. ''Go eat some bananas and get ebola,'' was one response. Another simply repeated the...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Study: Balotelli targeted by 4,000 racially abusive messages

LONDON (AP) Research by an anti-discrimination group shows that Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been targeted by more than 4,000 racially abusive posts on social media this season. A study by Kick It Out found that Balotelli received more than 8,000 discriminatory messages on social media between August and March, 52 percent of which were of a racist nature. The Italy international...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Balotelli the most abused Premier League player on social media

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is the most abused Premier League footballer on social media - and Chelsea are the most abused club. That is according to research which shows for the first time the true extent of the number of abusive messages sent to players, clubs and fans on the Internet. The statistics collated for anti-discrimination body Kick It Out show there was an estimated...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Sampdoria want Mario Balotelli – Liverpool should sell him

Sampdoria want Mario Balotelli – Liverpool should sell him - originally posted on Sampdoria are prepared to sign Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli in the summer, according to the Italian club’s president.  Balotelli was signed by Brendan Rodgers for £16m from AC Milan last summer, but the 24-year-old forward has turned out to be a massive disappointment for...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli proves illness through Instagram

Mario Balotelli has taken to social media to offer a photo as proof he was too ill to play in Liverpool's 1-0 FA Cup win over Blackburn. Balotelli did not feature for the Reds in the quarter-final replay at Ewood Park on Wednesday evening and attracted criticism for not playing. However, the Italian striker posted an Instagram photo of himself holding a thermometer which read 38...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli rounds on his critics via Instagram

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has launched a bizarre attack on his critics via Instagram. Signed for £16m in the summer, Balotelli has struggled to secure a place in Liverpool's starting side since his move to Anfield. Criticism of the player has been widespread, with manager Brendan Rodgers publicly questioning the Italy international's attitude and work-rate. The 24-year-old...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Mario Balotelli Tells Critics ‘Shut Up’ In Impassioned Instagram Post (Video)

Mario Balotelli hasn’t played much for Liverpool or Italy recently but he remains a starter on the all-Instagram team. Balotelli told his critics to “shut up” Tuesday in an a passionate video post on Instagram. Balotelli divides opinion like few others in the soccer world, and critics take shots, both fair and cheap, at him whenever they have the chance. There’s no telling...
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Mario Balotelli Chased By Cute Dog Around Boxing Ring (Video)

This is how Liverpool fans want to see Mario Balotelli move in and around the box. Unfortunately, it’s the wrong kind of box. A dog belonging to Balotelli’s friend Leone Petrosyan chased the Liverpool striker around a boxing ring Monday at his owner’s gym in Milan. Thankfully, Someone had enough sense to record the encounter between Balotelli and pooch, and the Italian uploaded...
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Lawro: Balotelli a “waste of time”

Lawro: Balotelli a “waste of time” - originally posted on Former Liverpool defender and club legend Mark Lawrenson has described striker Mario Balotelli as a “waste of time”, after the Italian striker produced an insipid performance in Liverpool’s 0-0 draw with Blackburn Rovers on Sunday at Anfield in the FA Cup. The former Inter Milan striker came on a...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Balotelli calls out Italian politician over comment about Muntari

Mario Balotelli has slammed an Italian politician for making racist comments concerning Sulley Muntari in the wake of AC Milan's 2-2 draw with Verona on Saturday. Ghana international Muntari gave away a penalty as Filippo Inzaghi's side were held at home in their latest Serie A outing. After the match, Matteo Salvini, secretary of the anti-immigration Lega Nord party, sparked controversy...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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