Agent in talks over Premier League return for €100m Mario Balotelli

Date published: Friday 2nd March 2018 10:22 - Matthew Briggs

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Mario Balotelli’s agent says he has been negotiating with English and Italian clubs over a move for the forward he rates at €100 million.

The 27-year-old forward is out of contract at Nice at the end of the season and will be available for free – a fact Mino Raiola says makes his client a “bargain”.

The former Man City and Liverpool forward has had two impressive seasons with Nice in Ligue 1 rebuilding his career.

Balotelli has blasted 13 goals in 19 Ligue 1 outings this season, on the back of 15 goals in 23 games last term and Raiola says he is ready for a return to the big time.

“Mario is ready to return,” Raiola told RAI. “He’s matured and he’s one of the top ten forwards in the world, and he’s the No. 1 in Italy. He’s worth €100 million, but he’s available on a free, so he’s a bargain.

“I’m already negotiating with many clubs in England and Italy. I’ve spoken with Juve, Roma, Napoli and Inter, but not Milan since they have [sporting director Massimiliano] Mirabelli and I’m not on his same level.”



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