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Balotelli: If Milan don't want me I'll leave

Enigmatic marksman Mario Balotelli insists he was born an AC Milan fan but will leave the club if he isn't wanted.

There remains much speculation about the future of AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli and the Italian international has hinted at a summer departure.

The notoriously volatile marksman has appeared unsettled at various stages this season wearing the Milan shirt.

However, the arrival of new coach Clarence Seedorf seemed to please Balotelli, who has always spoken highly of the Dutch tactician.

Nonetheless the Italian media are frequently suggesting that the ex-Manchester City man could find a new club in the summer.

With Milan looking unlikely to even book a place in next season's Europa League, Balotelli may feel he needs to leave to protect his own interests.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, posting on Facebook, Balotelli appeared to be suggesting that he may leave San Siro in June.

"I have been a Milan fan since birth," he writes. "But if I am a weight to the fans then I could also leave."

Balotelli also gave his thoughts on coach Seedorf, whose job could already be under threat and CEO Adriano Galliani.

"We need to leave the coach to work and two months is not long enough to judge him. Galliani is beyond criticism - he's the best in the world at what he does," he wrote.

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