Thursday July 23 2020
Como confirm Balotelli talks

Como CEO Michael Gandler has confirmed holding transfer talks with Mario Balotelli but ‘can’t say any more than that’.

Balotelli will leave Brescia at the end of the season after the club’s relegation from Serie A was rubberstamped last night.

It has since been suggested that the Italy striker could drop down two divisions to give his career a kickstart at Como, and Gandler did not hold back.

“There’s been some contact between the two parties,” he told La Provincia di Como.

“His representatives sat down to listen to us. I can’t say any more than that...”

Despite finishing 13th in Serie C, Como are owned by businessman Robert Budi Hartono, who is one of the two richest people in Indonesia with a net worth of $18.2bn.

In an exclusive interview with Football Italia back in May, Gandler spoke of the big plans Hartono had for the northern minnows.

Balotelli, for his part, has not played since lockdown was lifted following a complete breakdown in his relationship with the Rondinelle.