Balotelli becomes father to baby girl

Mario Balotelli has become a father for the first time. Photo: PA

Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli is reportedly 'delighted' at becoming a father for the first time as his ex-partner Rafaella Fico gave birth to a baby girl, Pia, in Italy.

Fico's brother Francesco and her mother, also named Pia, were present at the birth. Balotelli's daughter weighed in at 8lbs 4oz and was registered in her mother's name.

According to the Mail, sources close to the Manchester City star said he was 'delighted' with the birth which took place at the private Clinica Mediterranea in Naples.