Etihad Stadium

Next Game

Man City v QPR

Sunday, 10 May 2015, 13:30

Barclays Prem

White Hart Lane

Last Game

Tottenham 0 - 1 Man City

Sunday, 03 May 2015, 16:00

Barclays Prem

Milan rule out Balotelli bid

AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has ruled out a January raid for Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.

Last Updated: 03/01/13 at 15:07 Post Comment

Mario Balotelli: Not considered to be a January transfer target for AC Milan

Mario Balotelli: Not considered to be a January transfer target for AC Milan

Milan have been linked with a move for the Italy international for some time, with speculation first surfacing shortly after Balotelli left the Rossoneri's arch-rivals Inter for England.

Berlusconi has spoken positively of the fiery frontman in the past, suggesting he would be open to the prospect of taking Balotelli back to Serie A.

He has now altered that stance, claiming the 22-year-old would bring too much baggage with him to justify a sizeable transfer fee.

Berlusconi told Radio Radio: "Balotelli, as I have said on other occasions, doesn't convince me as a man."

With Balotelli seemingly out of the picture, Berlusconi has also responded to reports linking Milan with approaches for a number of other strikers - including Roma's Mattia Destro and Pablo Osvaldo and former Chelsea forward Didier Drogba, who is now turning out for Shanghai Shenhua.

He added: "Destro and Osvaldo? I would certainly take Destro at Milan, while Osvaldo does not fit within the age parameters we have set out to build a young team.

"The same goes for Drogba. He is 34 and would not fit in with our young player approach."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ice work John.. have to agree with everything. Never measure your wealth in money.

wexford_blue
We're Not All Jealous Guys...

I

s it the same people that complain about Chelsea that complain about Mayweather? You should by now know what to expect from both, if you can't appreciate how good they are at nullifying their opponents then don't watch them.

Noz2k
Chelsea: This Ending Always Justifies The Means

I

do concede though, that getting rid of Luiz has made them less entertaining. In the same way that driving with both eyes open is less exciting, but probably a good idea.

megabrow (cufc)
Chelsea: This Ending Always Justifies The Means

Footer 365

Stephen McManus says Motherwell are full of confidence

Stephen McManus says Motherwell are full of confidence despite being adrift in the Scottish Premiership playoff place.

Arsene Wenger only wants to bring 'world-class' players to Arsenal

Arsene Wenger has revealed he is only looking to add “top, world-class players” to his Arsenal squad this summer.

Hull 1-3 Arsenal: Alexis Sanchez nets twice to move Arsenal level on points with Man City

Alexis Sanchez scored twice in the first half to help Arsenal coast past Hull with a 3-1 win at the KC Stadium.

Mail Box

Blaming Van Gaal For United Slump...

Wayne Rooney in midfield, the same balls aimed at Marouane Fellaini...Louis van Gaal has to find a solution. And a Burnley fan embraces relegation...

Shouldn't We Give Players Time?

Do we really want to throw out the baby with the bathwater every single summer? We also have a Man United fan who wants massive investment. And more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company