Wednesday January 9 2013
‘Berlusconi doesn’t know Balotelli’

The agent of Mario Balotelli says he’d be delighted to introduce the forward to Milan President Silvio Berlusconi.

The latter has seemingly blocked a potential future move to the Diavolo for the striker after describing the Manchester City player as a bad apple who could infect the dressing room.

However, Mino Raiola has told Sport Mediaset that Berlusconi doesn’t know who the real Balotelli is.

“Mario and I are saddened by what Berlusconi said,” the representative commented. “We certainly can’t be pleased to hear certain definitions.

“But Berlusconi doesn’t know him, everyone who does love him. Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani knows him and loves him.

“If someone asks me to introduce Mario to Berlusconi then I will with pleasure.”

Raiola was also questioned about the future of Robinho, another of his clients, after Santos made a January bid for him.

“Negotiations took place and we were very close to concluding the deal,” Raiola confirmed. “However, Milan didn’t accept the terms.

“You’ll have to ask Milan about what could happen next.”