Mario Balotelli

Balotelli fined over curfew

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini tonight confirmed striker Mario Balotelli had been fined a week's wages for breaking a club curfew.

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Mario Balotelli arrives in Milan

Mario Balotelli at AC Milan Credit:

Twenty-four hours after claiming they'd signed him, AC Milan have still yet to conclude their deal for Mario Balotelli.

Mario Balotelli with AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani Credit:

The striker has arrived in Milan this afternoon for a medical and should complete a £20million move later this evening.

It brings the curtain down on a memorable two-and-a-half years at Manchester City.


AC Milan director: Deal agreed for Balotelli transfer

Mario Balotelli is expected to complete a £20m transfer tomorrow. Credit: PA

AC Milan director Umberto Gandini says the Italian club have reached a deal to sign Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.

Gandini tweeted:

"Transfer agreement for Balotelli signed with Manchester City. Medicals tomorrow in Milan, then personal terms until 2017 signing."


'Blonde bombshell' Balotelli

Balotelli goes blonde Credit: Sharon Latham/MCFC

Mario Balotelli is testing out the theory that blondes have more fun with a new do for the new Year.

It hasn't been the best start to 2013 for the Manchester City forward after his public spat with boss Roberto Mancini. Perhaps he's hoping his new style will wipe the slate clean.

And just for fun here's some more of Mario's 'interesting' hair choices.

Blonde mohawk as Mario Balotelli warms up prior to the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between England and Italy in Kiev. Credit: Gregorio Borgia/AP/Press Association Images
Another blonde do at training at Carrington Credit: MCFC
Balotell goes back to black Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Archive/Press Association Images
From Balotelli's days at Inter Milan in 2009, sporting a haircut with the number 17 which refers to the numbers of title won by his team. Credit: AP Photo/Enrico Locci)

Report: Mancini was held back by coaches during brawl

Roberto Mancini tried in vain to throw Mario Balotelli to the floor during today's brawl and had to be held back by coaches once the two were separated, an apparent witness to the Manchester City training ground fight has said.

Mancini brawls with Balotelli
Roberto Mancini was photographed remonstrating with Mario Balotelli on the training pitch. Credit: Eamonn & James Clarke

The onlooker told the Manchester Evening News: "It looked like Mario was too strong and he couldn't get him down. Then all the coaches ran in to separate them but Mancini was having none of it. He kept trying to break free and have a go at him again."

Mancini brawls with Balotelli
Tensions soon rose between the striker and his fellow Italian manager. Credit: Eamonn & James Clarke

The witness said Balotelli immediately went to the dressing room at Carrington and left in his "camouflaged" Bentley within 10 minutes.

Click here to see more photographs of the Italians' bust-up.

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