Tuesday June 26 2012
'Balotelli hat-trick v Germany'

“Italy will beat Germany with a Mario Balotelli hat-trick,” said agent Mino Raiola, who has updates on Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marek Hamsik.

The Azzurri go into Thursday’s Euro 2012 semi-final with SuperMario unsure of his space in the starting XI.

“Italy will beat Germany with a Balotelli hat-trick,” agent Raiola gleefully told Radio RTL 102.5.

“Mario will remain at Manchester City next season. Is it true that Juventus want him? I am not the owner of Juve, so you’d have to ask Andrea Agnelli and Beppe Marotta.

“How can I deny something that is nothing to do with me? The truth is I’ve no idea.”

The agent represents other big Serie A stars such as Ibrahimovic and Hamsik.

“Ibra will remain at Milan, just as Hamsik will at Napoli.”

Raiola also commented on reports that Robin Van Persie is ready to leave Arsenal in order to begin a new chapter of his career in Turin.

“If he really does want to quit Arsenal for Juventus, then he’d have to do everything in his power to force the move through,” Raiola told Dutch newspaper Ros.

“In any case, he’d have to think twice before taking such a huge leap.”

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