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Inter cool on 'difficult' Balotelli return

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Mario Balotelli. Credit: PA

Mario Balotelli is unlikely to return to Inter Milan in January, according to club vice-president Javier Zanetti.

The 24-year-old Liverpool forward has failed to make an impact since moving to Anfield from AC Milan over the summer and has been linked with a move back to Italy.

Zanetti told Sky Italia: "A Balotelli return? We all know Mario is a great player but I think it's difficult because he only just arrived at Liverpool.

"In any case, after our game against Lazio (December 21) we will hold meetings to see what we can do and what is needed in terms of the (transfer) market."

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Inter cool on 'difficult' Balotelli return

Mario B
Mario Balotelli. Credit: PA

Mario Balotelli is unlikely to return to Inter Milan in January, according to club vice-president Javier Zanetti.

The 24-year-old Liverpool forward has failed to make an impact since moving to Anfield from AC Milan over the summer and has been linked with a move back to Italy.

Zanetti told Sky Italia: "A Balotelli return? We all know Mario is a great player but I think it's difficult because he only just arrived at Liverpool.

"In any case, after our game against Lazio (December 21) we will hold meetings to see what we can do and what is needed in terms of the (transfer) market."

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Taylor and Sissoko return for League Cup quarter-final

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew will welcome Steven Taylor and Moussa Sissoko back from suspension for Wednesday night's Capital One Cup quarter-final trip to Tottenham.

Central defender Taylor missed Saturday evening's 4-1 Barclays Premier League defeat after being sent off for two bookable offences during the 2-1 victory over Chelsea, while midfielder Sissoko sat out following his fifth booking of the campaign in the same game.

Full-back Daryl Janmaat will not figure at White Hart Lane after collecting his own fifth caution of the season against the Gunners, while keepers Tim Krul (ankle) and Rob Elliot (thigh) and midfielders Mehdi Abeid (toe), Rolando Aarons (hamstring), Ryan Taylor (knee) and Siem de Jong and Gabriel Obertan (both thigh) remain on the sidelines.

Provisional Newcastle squad: Alnwick, Woodman, Dummett, S Taylor, Williamson, Coloccini, Streete, Haidara, Tiote, Anita, Sissoko, Cabella, Colback, Gouffran, Ameobi, Riviere, Cisse, Perez, Armstrong.

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Eden Hazard chooses his FIFA Legends XI

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has chosen his FIFA Ultimate Team Legends XI, which features two Arsenal legends and one each from Man United and Chelsea.

Watch the video to find out who the Belgian has plucked for.

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