Chelsea transfers: Mourinho hints at move for Balotelli

Chelsea transfers: Jose Mourinho fuels speculation linking Mario Balotelli with a move to Stamford Bridge

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AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli Photo: Puma

Jose Mourinho has hinted that Chelsea could move to sign Mario Balotelli from AC Milan this summer.

Chelsea’s search for a new centre-forward is set to begin at the end of the season following the inconsistent form of Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba.

Balotelli is with a big club at the moment but you never know the future

Jose Mourinho

Mourinho worked with the controversial striker during his spell in charge of Inter Milan and admits that he would be keen to coach him again.

“In football you never know the future,” said Mourinho. “Balotelli is with a big club at the moment but you never know the future.

“They want to keep the best players and want to keep the best Italian players. But Mario has already been in English football before.

“I’m not going to be manager of Milan or the Italy national team, but he’s a good kid and somebody I’d like to work with again.”

Balotelli, 23, has scored 10 goals and made three assists in 18 Serie A appearances for AC Milan this season.

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