Posted January 24, 2013 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Mario Balotelli
AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi says it will not be signing Kaka or Mario Balotelli. When asked on Thursday who of the duo was more likely to join this month, Berlusconi replied, ''neither of them, it's not possible to play Monopoly in times like this.'' Milan idol Kaka has been strongly linked with a return to the Italian club from Real Madrid, and said he was willing to reduce his salary. But tax laws in Italy have proved to be a stumbling block. The club was also in talks to sign lifelong Milan fan Mario Balotelli but Manchester City has not dropped its asking price for the Italy striker. Berlusconi adds that vice president Adriano Galliani ''always hopes but then the hard and fast language of money stops him from acting.''

Prandelli: Mario Balotelli will become the best

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Milan priced out of big-name moves

AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi feels the club have been priced out of moves for Mario Balotelli and Kaka. The Rossoneri have admired Manchester City striker Balotelli for a long time, with vice-president Adriano Galliani issuing regular statements suggesting the Barclays Premier League club should lower their asking price from a reported 33million euros (£28million). Milan...

Mancini dismisses Balotelli rumor

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has dismissed the latest speculation linking striker Mario Balotelli with a move to AC Milan . Balotelli's future at City has been in question throughout January and reports in Italy suggest Milan remain interested in the player. While the Serie A club have been priced out of a permanent deal for the 22-year-old forward, there have been...

Mario Balotelli will stay: Roberto Mancini

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Mario Balotelli: Could Roberto Mancini get one more chance to prove he was right all along?

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