- Current club: Olympique de Marseille
- Date of Birth: 12 August 1990
- Birthplace: Palermo, Palermo, Italy
- Position: Forward, Striker
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In September 2008 Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan bought Premier League also-rans Manchester City. Despite having an eventful season the year before, the Citizens had not tasted any real glory for over three decades.
Arsenal have been linked with a surprise move for Mario Balotelli, who is expected to leave Nice at the expiry of his contract next month.
Italian forward Mario Balotelli has opened up on his long-term plans for the future, suggesting he will be headed back to his home country. Balotelli has been a revelation since moving to Nice two seasons ago.
West Ham and Newcastle United are both in the race to sign Nice striker Alassane Plea. The forward has returned 19 goals in 45 games so far this campaign and has even been preferred to striker Balotelli in recent weeks.
AS Roma have reportedly emerged as front-runners to sign Nice striker Mario Balotelli at the end of the season. The Italy international has been in fine form for the Ligue 1 outfit over the past 18 months, contributing 39 goals across all competitions.
West Ham are unlikely candidates to sign former Man City and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli in June. When the transfer window reopens, and if West Ham can retain their Premier League status, the Hammers are expected to be one of the country's top spending sides.
Remember seeing Mario Balotelli in the Premier League? Who could forget? Under the management of Roberto Mancini, the Mario Balotelli show rolled into Manchester in 2010, which often shadowed the signs of his huge potential. Although things didn't quite work out for the Italian during his time with Liverpool, he has now found a way of turning that potential into a strong goalscoring record and he could make a Premier League return next season, for free.
Italy international Mario Balotelli has decided to pen a contract extension with Nice following his impressive debut season in Ligue 1 last term.
Nice president Jean-Pierre Rivere has indicated that Mario Balotelli could sign a new contract with the Ligue 1 club.
Borussia Dortmund have opened their transfer activity for the summer and are understood to have tabled a bid for Italian international striker Mario Balotelli, according to reports from Germany. The Nice striker scored 15 goals in 23 games last season and caught the eye of Germany's second biggest club.
Mario Balotelli has been one of the most controversial figures in football in recent years. Many believe that he has great potential that is just waiting to be released, whilst others think that his attitude is all that he has to offer. After a successful season in France, Balotelli could now be set to join German giants Borussia Dortmund.
Mario Balotelli could be the subject of interest from Spanish minnows Las Palmas once his contract concludes with Nice this summer.
Mario Balotelli has emerged as a surprise target for Everton ahead of the winter transfer window. The Italy international left Liverpool for Nice on a free transfer in the summer.
Manchester United manager has to face growing unrest with some of his players as it has been revealed by an insider that some of the United players were unhappy that they had been thrown in for the Feyenoord game. Jose has to find a way to contain the unrest before it spreads to the whole squad.
Italy international Mario Balotelli has suggested that he could become a Ballon d'Or winner in two to three years following his heroics for Nice over the weekend. The former Liverpool man scored a brace on his debut as his side beat Marseille by a 3-2 scoreline.
Everton are apparently eyeing a shock raid for Mario Balotelli from arch-rivals Liverpool. The Italian has struggled to find a new club due to his reluctance to take a pay-cut.
Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers are eyeing a loan swoop for Liverpool outcast Mario Balotelli. The Reds have found it hard to offload the Italian due to his hefty wage demands.
Napoli and Ajax are among the leading clubs vying for the signature of Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli. The Italian is deemed surplus to requirements at the Merseyside outfit.
Liverpool are open to loan offers for out-of-favour striker Mario Balotelli. The Reds have failed to offload the player due to his hefty wage demands.