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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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:...
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22 days ago  |  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

Mario Balotelli banned match for offensive Instagram post

LONDON — Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is banned from Sunday’s match against Arsenal as punishment for posting racially offensive comments online.   The FA on Thursday imposed the one-match ban and a fine of 25,000 pounds ($39,000), while also ordering Balotelli to attend an education program for the “aggravated breach” of its discrimination rules. Balotelli uploaded...
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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