AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi has decided to put striker Mario Balotelli up for sale, according to a report in the Italian media. Berlusconi is understood to have had enough of Balotelli, who he called a rotten apple one year ago, and the Milan owner wants to create a new image for AC Milan instead of the ‘bad boy’ appearance that Super Mario gives the Serie A side.
The Italian newspaper reports that the “decision [to sell Balotelli was] made in accordance with daughter Barbara Berlusconi, one of the two managing directors of the Rossoneri.”
Could Balotelli head back to England in the January transfer window? And, if so, which club would be able to afford him? Or is it more likely that he’ll play elsewhere on the continent?
Here are today’s world soccer news headlines:
- Arsenal fear Aaron Ramsey could be out for at least month with thigh injury — The Telegraph
- Jose Mourinho hoping for ‘little Suárez injury’ ahead of Chelsea v Liverpool — The Guardian
- Mark Clattenburg returns to Everton six years after derby controversy — The Independent
- Erik Lamela wants loan move with Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid ready to pounce — The Mirror
- Sunderland snap up Spain ace Marcos Alonso in loan deal — Newcastle Journal
- Juan Agudelo’s European move back on? Striker drops then deletes Twitter hint — Pro Soccer Talk
- The £50m deals that cost Malky Mackay his Cardiff job — The Mail
- Sam Allardyce wants two signings ready-made for relegation fight — The Guardian
- Paul Lambert is beginning to lose Aston Villa fans’ support — The Mail
- Lukas Podolski keen to prove himself as Arsenal’s natural No9 — The Guardian
- Could Nikica Jelavic be leaving Everton? Martinez confirms enquiries from two clubs — Everton FC
- Play-off final hero Scott Sinclair criticizes Swansea City fans after West Brom boos — Evening Post
- Safe standing could make permanent return to Football League — The Guardian
- Charlton agree takeover with Belgian millionaire Roland Duchatelet — The Mail
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