The Daily Mail is reporting that AC Milan have given up any hope of signing Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.
Several reports had suggested that the Italian giants were interested in the forward, who has admitted in the past that he is an AC Milan fan.
However, manager Massimiliano Allegri has dismissed any claims he is on his way to the San Siro, saying: “Balotelli to AC Milan? No, Mario won’t come.”
The Milan boss then spoke of the need for Balotelli to ‘mature’ if he is to become a a top player for years to come.
As for the 21-year-old’s future, he certainly seems very happy at Manchester City at the moment after helping them win the Premier League title.
There was a stage earlier in the season where his Etihad Stadium career looked over, but just last month, City boss Roberto Mancini said: “Balotelli will remain at Manchester 101%”
If this does prove to be the case, the Italian will certainly have to fight for his place with plenty of world-class talent available to the Premier League Champions.
For now though, Balotelli’s focus is on Italy and Euro 2012. He is expected to lead the line against Spain on Sunday evening.
As ever with the former Inter Milan man, another story about him is sure to be around the corner.
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