Agent Mino Raiola is stirring up trouble today, insisting Mario Balotelli wouldn’t want an Italy return and he “won’t guarantee” Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Milan stay.
The representative is well known for hitting the headlines with his interviews and was on fine form with SportMediaset.
“This is not the time for Balotelli to return to Italy,” said Raiola. “Manchester City consider him to be off the market and Mario has no intention of returning to Serie A until it has improved its position.
“Have you seen the state of your football recently? The top players can’t come there with the economic situation being what it is.
“You’ll have to ask Manchester City and Roberto Mancini if they change their minds and want to sell, but I don’t think that is their intention. Today City and the manager are focusing on Mario. They could change their minds tomorrow, but then we would adapt.”
Raiola also represents Ibrahimovic and assured everyone the Swede would not be leaving Milan only yesterday, but has already changed his tune.
“Zlatan is a Milan player. If you want to know his future, then ask Silvio Berlusconi and Adriano Galliani. I won’t put my hand over a flame and guarantee he’ll stay.”