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Balotelli celebrates goal-scoring debut for AC Milan

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Mario Balotelli netted for his new team in the first half against Udinese. Credit: REUTERS/Giorgio Perottino

Mario Balotelli has celebrated his return to Italian football with a goal on his debut for AC Milan at the San Siro.

The former Manchester City striker, who began his often-controversial career at city rivals Inter, netted in the 25th minute against Udinese in the Serie A match.

Balotelli's parting shot at British press, weather and food

Mario Balotelli aimed a parting shot at life in England during preparations for his first game as an AC Milan player.

Asked at a press conference what he had not liked about England, he replied: "The press first. The weather. The food. The way that you drive."

He said he had few happy memories of his experience in England, including: "My team mates, my manager. That's the good things."

And the player did not rule out a return to England at some point in the future:

"To be honest, the Premier League is an amazing league and I think it's the best, and the crowd and the pitches. .. so I don't know for the future if I could go back or not."

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Mario Balotelli 'won't miss life in England'

Former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has told the Italian media that he will not miss much about life in England following his recent move to AC Milan.

Former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.
Former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The 22-year-old said: "Good things (about England)? Only when I get to Carrington to train, so my team-mates and manager.

"Bad things? Everything else - press, weather, food, the way you drive."

Watch the Italian's best bits from his time in England here.

Transfer deadline: The biggest moves of the day

David Beckham stole the show on transfer deadline day after he signed for Paris St Germain and promised to donate his entire salary to charity.

Among the other big movers were:

Mario Balotelli: Earlier, Manchester City confirmed Balotelli had completed his move to AC Milan. Milan said Balotelli has signed a four-and-a-half year contract - the fee is understood to be £19million, rising to £22million.

David Beckham signed for Paris St Germain and promised to donate his entire salary to charity. Credit: Press Association

Chris Samba: Samba joined the QPR from Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala for a record fee.

Nacho Monreal: Arsenal managed to complete the signing of Spanish defender Monreal on a 'long-term contract' for an undisclosed fee from Malaga just before the window closed.

Danny Graham: Sunderland swooped for a new striker, completing the signing of Graham from Swansea for £5million.

For more transfer day coverage, visit ITV Sport

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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."

Balotelli plays for Man City's youth team

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Balotelli scored twice for the club's under-21 team against Blackburn Credit: Twitter/Manchester City
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Balotelli joked as he entered the field. Credit: Twitter/Manchester City

Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli is playing for the club's under-21 team this afternoon.

The Italian international striker played 20 minutes of City's FA Cup victory against Watford on Saturday, just days after his fallout with manager Roberto Mancini.

Read: Mario Balotelli and Roberto Mancini pictured in training ground scrap

Watch: Mancini says spat with Balotelli was 'nothing special'

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