Sunday July 8 2018
Nice block Balotelli to OM?

Nice are reportedly angry with Mario Balotelli for having an unauthorised Olympique Marseille medical and could block the move.

His contractual situation is somewhat murky, as it technically already expired, but there was an option to extend to June 2019 along with a gentlemen’s agreement to let him leave for €10m.

Today, SuperMario was spotted at Marseille’s training ground for final negotiations and a medical, where he is expected to sign a two-year deal making him their highest-paid player of all time.

However, Nice-Matin and RMC both claim Nice are furious at Balotelli for failing to attend pre-season training and going to Marseille without their permission.

They could therefore go beyond merely fining the Italy international and could try to block the transfer.