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Balotelli heads for summer Man City exit

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini yesterday admitted that Italian striker Mario Balotelli will probably be heading for the exit door in the summer transfer window. City slumped to a 1-0 defeat to Arsenal yesterday, seemingly ending City's title hopes, and Mario Balotelli also earned himself a red card for a rash challenge on Bacary Sagna.

Balotelli will now be missing for six games and will probably miss the rest of the Premier League season. Yesterday in a post match interview after the game, manager Roberto Mancini admitted that Balotelli would be set for an exit in the summer. When asked if Balotelli would be sold, Mancini replied: "Probably."

"I like him as a guy and a player, he is not a bad guy and a fantastic player but I'm very sorry for him as he continues to lose his talent and his quality.

"I don't have any words for his behaviour. I hope for him he can understand he is in a bad way for his future and I really hope that he can change his behaviour in the future."

Manchester City have been linked with a surprise move for Robin van Persie as it appears Carlos Tevez and Balotelli could now both be heading for a summer exit.