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Saturday October 24 2020
Balotelli apologises for 'vulgar joke'

Mario Balotelli apologised for ‘any offence caused’ after his crude joke during a Celebrity Big Brother appearance, but assured ‘women are my life.’

The former Italy international is currently a free agent after an acrimonious end to his spell at Brescia, so appearance as a guest on Italy’s version of Celebrity Big Brother, where his brother Enock is a contestant.

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Saturday October 24 2020
Balotelli controversy on Big Brother

Mario Balotelli appeared on the Italian equivalent of Celebrity Big Brother, causing controversy by joking about rape allegations against him.

The striker, who is currently without a club after his ill-fated spell at Brescia came to an end, was a guest on the programme on Friday evening.

He was there because his biological brother, Enock, is one of the contestants on the Canale 5 show.

Balotelli was interviewed and asked about one of the other contestants, Dayane Mello, who had claimed she had a relationship with him, something the striker denied.

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Monday September 28 2020
Maran 'hurt' by heavy Napoli defeat

Genoa coach Rolando Maran will analyse the heavy 6-0 defeat to Napoli and was coy on the proposed move for Mario Balotelli.

The Grifoni started the season with a 4-1 win over Crotone but were battered by an impressive Partenopei in the second round.

Maran was ‘hurt’ by the goals conceded in Naples and hopes to bounce back from the big loss.

“After having played a good first half, we completely died. The second goal cut our legs off.

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Friday September 25 2020
Balotelli an intriguing fit for Genoa

Mario Balotelli looks as if he’ll sign for Genoa and Richard Hall writes that this could be the perfect fit for both, although any harmony is likely to be short lived.

Many will think that this is a case of the madman running the asylum; maybe they are right in some way. Mario Balotelli is on the verge of signing for Genoa, a club whose only constant is an annual ability to underwhelm, his presence will surely bring further chaos to a club that already has plenty of it. Mario has never had a great relationship with any of his employers, but could it work in the short term? Genoa are in desperate need of a goal scorer and his arrival could give them a spark this season.

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Thursday September 24 2020
Report: Balotelli close to Genoa

Mario Balotelli seems set for a move to Genoa, reportedly signing a one-year contract with an option for a further year at the Marassi.

Genoa have been linked with the former Italy international, who could leave Brescia on a free transfer after the relegation to Serie B.

The controversial ending to his stay in Lombardy had sparked rumours of a move abroad, but the Rossoblu have reached out, according to SportItalia journalist Alfredo Pedulla.

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Tuesday September 22 2020
Balotelli in talks with Genoa

Genoa are said to be in negotiations to offer Mario Balotelli a one-year contract after his latest failed experience at Brescia.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport and Sportitalia, the player was proposed to the club by agent Mino Raiola.

At first, they were hesitant, but have now started talks over personal terms.

Balotelli is a free agent following one season at Brescia, although he did not play after the lockdown due to disagreements with the club.

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Wednesday September 16 2020
Raiola: 'Balotelli will stay in Europe'

Agent Mino Raiola has claimed ‘there’s always a solution’ for Mario Balotelli and confirmed the former Italy international will remain in Europe.

Raiola met with Inter to discuss the return of Andrea PInamonti from Genoa today and spoke to Tuttomercatoweb after the negotiations.

“For the agreement between the clubs, you must talk to them,” Raiola said regarding said about Pinamonti’s return to San Siro. “For the lad, we are working.”

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Sunday August 23 2020
Raiola: 'Balotelli talking to various clubs'

‘Mario Balotelli is not finished and football needs him,” assures agent Mino Raiola. ‘We are talking to various clubs, including in Italy.’

The forward turned 30 this month and is out of contract, as his deal with Brescia would be terminated once the club was relegated.

He hadn’t played for the Rondinelle since February, as following the lockdown and restart, Balotelli never resumed training with the rest of the team.

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Thursday August 6 2020
Serie A 2019-20 Season Review: Brescia

Mario Balotelli was meant to inspire Brescia, but instead it presaged a chaotic campaign with three different coaches and an immediate return back to the second tier, Michelle Osei Bonsu writes.

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Friday July 24 2020
Cellino: 'Tonali sold, Balotelli blame'

Brescia President Massimo Cellino will ‘keep the promise’ to sell Sandro Tonali, but admits he shares the blame ’50-50’ with flop Mario Balotelli.

The Rondinelle are mathematically relegated already after a truly chaotic campaign, which saw coach Eugenio Corini fired, recalled after Fabio Grosso lost every game, then sacked again to make way for Diego Lopez.

“I am distraught, believe me,” owner Cellino told the Corriere di Brescia newspaper.

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