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Monaco could make Balotelli bid

Volatile marksman Mario Balotelli looks increasingly unlikely to be at AC Milan next season and Monaco could step in to sign him.

After another season of controversies and discontent, Mario Balotelli is expected to be on the move again in the summer.

The Italian international has managed an impressive total of 14 goals during a miserable campaign for Milan, but he has also become embroiled in off-the-field drama.

In the aftermath of Milan's defeat against Roma, Balotelli ranted at the pundits on live TV and was criticised for his actions by national coach Cesare Prandelli.

Balotelli's agent Mino Raiola has suggested in the past that Super Mario would have to leave Italy due to the level of press attention he receives and with Milan struggling to even secure Europa League football, this may be the time to find a new club.

Recent rumours have linked Balotelli with several different clubs and it was suggested earlier in the week that Turkish outfit Galatasaray may be an option.

But La Repubblica believes that Monaco may be the destination of choice for the ex-Manchester City man and insists that the Ligue 1 side have already begun to make preparations for his arrival.

The paper states that Milan are keen to rebuild the squad and may see Balotelli as a necessary sacrifice as they have few other assets to trade in lucratively.

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