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Balotelli 'to turn over new leaf'

According to Italian press reports, AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli has agreed to change his rebellious ways, starting with his 'nonconformist' appearance.

A meeting between AC Milan officials and enigmatic marksman Mario Balotelli has resulted in the Italian international agreeing to change his behaviour, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Balotelli is rarely out of the headlines in Italy and the player's agent Mino Raiola has suggested that the press attention may force his client to leave Serie A.

Recently there has been a lot of talk about AC Milan giving Balotelli a tutor just as they do with their youngest players. 

Raiola rubbished that rumour but La Gazzetta dello Sport insists that Balotelli has agreed to change his nonconformist ways after a meeting with club officials.

The paper reports that the overhaul will begin with Super Mario's appearance and that he has consented to remove his diamond earrings and distinctive hairstyle.

Balotelli will also allegedly stop using his Ferrari and will move house from his luxurious villa in Limido Comasco, north west of Milan, into the city proper where the rest of his teammates live.

A number of Europe's top clubs will be keeping a close eye on Balotelli's relationship with the Diavolo, but AC Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani has insisted that the Rossoneri have no intention of letting the ex-Manchester City man leave.

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