Balotelli 'doesn't want to leave'

Mario Balotelli's agent insists the striker is not looking for a way out of Manchester City and intends to honour his contract.

Last Updated: 13/11/12 at 17:33 Post Comment

Latest Articles

Leon Britton ponders Swansea exit

Post comment

Leon Britton admits he may be forced to leave Swansea this summer in search of regular first-team football.

Lucas Moura extends PSG deal until 2019

Post comment

Brazilian playmaker Lucas Moura has extended his contract with French champions Paris Saint-Germain until 2019.

All Articles

Mario Balotelli: Long-term contract at M

Mario Balotelli: Long-term contract at M

Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli will stay at the club despite interest from his homeland, according to his agent.

Speculation is growing the 22-year-old will be offloaded by manager Roberto Mancini with AC Milan linked with a bid.

Balotelli was left out of Sunday's squad to face Tottenham at home but Mancini insisted that was done as part of the player's rest and recovery.

And the striker's agent Mino Raiola is adamant the player is committed to the club for the long term.

"His relationship with Mancini is like that between a husband and his wife," he told Radio CRC.

"They argue but they love and respect each other so much.

"Everyone has their own ideas, but Mario will remain at Manchester City. He won't go to AC Milan.

"He will be a City player for at least another two-and-a-half years because Mario is not thinking about other clubs."

Despite Balotelli's apparent struggles former Italy coach Roberto Donadoni believes he could become one of the world's best.

"Balotelli is a very talented player but he needs to improve some aspects of his character," the Parma boss, who was in charge of the Italian national team between 2006 and 2008, told Sky Sport Italia.

"If he were to do that, then he could become the best player in the world."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Benitez emotional at Real unveiling

Rafael Benitez refused to discuss Real Madrid's apparent interest in Raheem Sterling and David de Gea at his Bernabeu unveiling on Wednesday.

Rafa Benitez named new coach of Real Madrid

Rafa Benitez has been confirmed as the new coach of Real Madrid on a three-year contract.

Prince Ali targets interim FIFA presidency before an election

Prince Ali of Jordan is investigating if he can be FIFA's interim president before an election, according to Sky sources.

Mail Box

Does Anybody Care About Russia?

Do any of us really care about the decision to give the 2018 World Cup to Russia? We're not sure anybody does. We have mails on Blatter, Rafa and lots more...

Celebrate Good Times, But Hard Work Starts Now

The Mailbox is joyous over the impending departure of Sepp Blatter, but offers a reminder that problems remain. Plus title winners, CL play-offs and Nigel Adkins...

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