Originally written on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 1/28/13
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AC Milan and Manchester City are in discussions over the possible transfer of Mario Balotelli, according to Sky Italia. Roberto Mancini has consistently rubbished speculation linking Balotelli with a return to Italy, and as recently as Monday morning Mancini's assistant David Platt played down the prospect of a deal before Thursday's transfer deadline. But the latest reports from Italy suggest Milan have made a breakthrough in their attempts to sign the striker. There has been no official comment from City, and even Platt was in the dark when he stood in for Mancini at a press conference ahead of Tuesday's trip to QPR. He said: "We've three days left before the deadline, but I haven't heard anything, to be honest. It's speculation. "It's a shame Robbie's not here, because he might know a lot more than me. As far as we're concerned, he's still a Manchester City player. I'm not aware of any negotiation." Balotelli, who previously played for Milan's rivals Inter, was labelled a ...
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