Chelsea transfers: Mario Balotelli staying at Milan, says agent

Chelsea transfers: Italy star Mario Balotelli won't be leaving AC Milan this summer, his agent insists

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Mario Balotelli moved to AC Milan from Man City in 2012 Photo: Kelvin Gillmor

Mario Balotelli won’t be leaving AC Milan this summer amid reported interest from Chelsea, the striker’s agent has insisted.

Blues manager Jose Mourinho has made no secret of his intention to sign a forward in the summer transfer window after the patchy form of Demba Ba, Samuel Eto’o and Fernando Torres this season.

The 51-year-old manager previously worked with the Italy international during his reign at Inter Milan, winning back-to-back Serie A titles, the Coppa Italia and the Champions League.

However, Balotelli’s agent Mino Raiola has moved to end rumours surrounding his client’s future at the San Siro outit ahead of the World Cup.

“Galliani told me that Mario is not for sale, and this makes us very happy,” Raiola told Sky Sport Italia.

“From now to August 31, there will be a lot of rumours about his future, but it is not a problem.”

Former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has scored 14 goals and made six assists in 28 Serie A appearances this season.

Last month, Chelsea boss Mourinho attempted to pour cold water on speculation linking him with a bid for the controversial 23-year-old forward.

“Mario plays for one of the most important clubs in the world,” Mourinho told Mediaset.

“Clarence Seedorf, however, needs time and other players to combine with Balotelli. Mario’s future will be at Milan.”

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