Balotelli and Mancini clash

Manchester City's FA Cup preparations have been thrown into turmoil by yet another training ground bust-up involving Mario Balotelli.

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Mancini due to face press after Balotelli bust-up

Balotelli gazing at Mancini after he's substituted off the field during a match last year Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is likely to face questions about his spat with striker Mario Balotelli today.

The pair appeared to fall out during training yesterday with pictures emerging that showed a tussle between the two Italians.

Mancini is due to hold his weekly press conference later.

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Dramatic bust-up between Balotelli and Mancini

Balotelli, left, and Mancini have endured a fractious relationship on and off the pitch. Credit: Eamonn & James Clarke

Dramatic pictures appear to show Manchester City bad boy Mario Balotelli in a physical bust-up with Roberto Mancini, his manager.

The images show the pair tussling and and grabbing each other before they were restrained by colleagues.

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