Saturday June 28 2014
Balotelli to Juventus for free?

Tuttosport claims Mario Balotelli could be bought from Milan by a financial institution and loaned to Juventus.

The striker is reconsidering his future after a dismal World Cup campaign and the waves of criticism he received.

Milan joint-CEO Barbara Berlusconi declared Balo was “not indispensable,” fuelling reports of a summer exit from his club.

According to Tuttosport, the answer could lie in a revolutionary tactic for Italian football, albeit one often used in South America.

Agent Mino Raiola would buy Balotelli’s contract with the aid of a financial institution and then loan the player to Juventus.

It is hoped that here he would mature and increase his value.

Tuttosport claims Raiola already met with Juve directors Beppe Marotta and Fabio Paratici in Milan on Friday.

However, the same paper also adds that Coach Antonio Conte is not happy with the idea, as he doesn’t feel Balotelli will fit into his hard-working team ethic.

There could also be problems with the ‘senators’ of the Italy squad, above all Gigi Buffon, who don’t want Balotelli bringing his poor attitude to the Juve locker room as well.

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