Agent denies Balotelli to Galatasaray rumours

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Sensational rumours that AC Milan marksman Mario Balotelli has agreed a move to Galatasaray have been rubbished by the player's agent.

Mario Balotelli is expected to leave AC Milan ahead of next season, but reports that he has agreed to sign for Galatasaray have been laughed off.

The volatile striker had a mixed season with the Rossoneri and while he scored a respectable 14 goals in Serie A, he was often criticised for showing a lack of effort.

With Milan facing a season without European action, Balotelli is likely to move on and it has been suggested he could sign for Arsenal or Monaco.

However, there were reports in the Turkish media earlier in the week that Balotelli was ready to make an unexpected move to Galatasaray.

It was suggested that Galatasaray owner Unal Aysal had promised the arrival of two superstars to persuade Roberto Mancini to stay and Balotelli was one.

The club had allegedly agreed a £17.5 million deal with Milan with a potential further £5.5 million to arrive in bonuses.

But Balotelli's agent Mino Raiola has poured cold water on the reports emphatically declaring them to be 'fabrication'.

Raiola has indicated that Balotelli's future will be discussed after the World Cup even though it has been reported that Milan are depending on selling him quickly to fund their transfer campaign.

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