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Check here throughout the day, as we’ll be following the moving targets that are January’s transfer rumors. 6 a.m. ET: Rumor has it, Manchester City is desperate to sell Mario Balotelli. AC Milan is Balotelli’s most likely destination, but the Italian club doesn’t want Balotelli as much as City wants to get rid of its misfit striker … for now at least. On Jan. 14, Milan vice president Adriano Galliani said  Milan would not be signing any strikers in the winter transfer window. There are already five senior strikers at the Italian club, and Milan doesn’t need another one, according to the official story. Unofficially, Milan was hoping to sell Pato and Robinho in January to raise funds for a marquee signing. Balotelli would certainly meet that billing, but Pato departed while Robinho couldn’t seal a move to Brazil’s Santos. Despite turning professional at Inter Milan, Balotelli was a boyhood Milan fan. Those same fans have watched star after star leave the club as Milan tightens its f...

Stramaccioni cool on Balotelli

Inter Milan coach Andrea Stramaccioni has distanced himself from speculation linking Mario Balotelli with a return to the club. The Nerazzurri are reported to be interested in re-signing the controversial Italian striker in the wake of his training-ground bust-up with Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini. Sporting director Piero Ausilio revealed last week that Inter have a buy...

Berlusconi apologizes to Balotelli

AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has apologised for calling Mario Balotelli "a rotten apple" but stopped short of declaring his interest in the Manchester City striker. The former Inter Milan player has been linked with a January return to the San Siro after finding his chances limited at the Etihad Stadium, with a number of high-profile incidents heightening speculation...

Berlusconi Apologises For Balotelli Criticism

AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has apologised for describing Mario Balotelli “a rotten apple”, although he suggested the Manchester City striker will not be among the club’s January transfer targets.

African Cup Of Nations: Five Players In Africa V Europe Eligibility Rows

Romelu Lukaku of Belgium As Ian Hawkey details, a host of top players have found their loyalties divided between European and African nations when it comes to declaring international eligibility. Here are five of the most notable. Mario Balotelli – Ghana v Italy Ghanaian officials worked hard at trying to convince Mario Barwuah, as he was born, the son of Ghanaians, in Sicily 22...
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