Once described as un-manageable, Mario Balotelli, a 23-year-old who attracted a cult hero following during his eventful Manchester City career, may well be on the market in the January or 2014's summer market, thus alerting a number of Premier League sides to the likelihood that a deal with the player's current club, AC Milan of Serie A, could be reached.
An incredibly strong striker with exquisite trechnical skills and world renowned spot-kick ability, Balotelli returned 12 goals from 13 appearances in all competitions in his half season with Milan last term, and has struck five times in ten appearances in the current campaign.
The player's agent, Mino Raiola, was recently quoted by Metro to have said that: 'We all need to calm down and analyse how things are going with Milan. Italy will not be the final stage of his career, for sure.'
The comments have sparked a tabloid guessing game as to which club manager in England would most covet Super Mario's signature, with Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea all linked with a bid.
For all of Balotelli's talents, though, he is often cited to be hard to work with and possesses an immature outlook, however, what some may regard to be immature, others may view as playful, as is demonstrated in this recently circulated training clip, embedded below.
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