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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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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.

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Saturday July 18 2020
Third-tier Como in for Balotelli

Serie C side Como have made an audacious attempt to sign Brescia outcast Mario Balotelli.

Balotelli’s Brescia career is over, with the two currently involved in a contract wrangle as the club looks to get him off their wage bill.

Now, Sky Sport Italia reports the striker could join Como, who finished 13th in Serie C Group A last season but have big ambitions for the future under their Indonesian owners.

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Friday July 10 2020
Brescia: 'Balotelli is 8kg overweight'

The official Brescia website has updated Mario Balotelli’s details to show he now weighs 99.8kg – approximately 8kg overweight.

It’s another step in the battle between the club and their star striker, who has been excluded from training amid a contract dispute.

The data was changed on his profile in the official website, showing he is 190cm tall and weighs 99.8kg (216lbs).

This would make the forward approximately 8kg (17.6lbs) overweight.

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Friday July 3 2020
Boca Juniors idea for Balotelli

Mario Balotelli’s time with Brescia is at an end and his next move could be to Argentina for Boca Juniors, according to the latest reports.

The striker turns 30 next month and should still be in the prime of his career, but yet another experience is coming to a negative end, with Brescia and Balotelli suing each other over various contract disputes.

According to several sources in South America, including the often reliable Tyc Sports, Balotelli has been offered to Boca Juniors by agent Mino Raiola.

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Tuesday June 30 2020
Brescia begin Balotelli proceedings

Brescia have formally begun proceedings to terminate Mario Balotelli’s contract, in a sign that the striker has played his last game for the club.

Balotelli has been frozen out since the restart after falling out with Brescia owner Massimo Cellino.

This morning, it was confirmed the Rondinelle had exercised their right to withdraw the 29-year-old from his contract.

The former Inter and Milan hitman signed a three-year deal with his hometown side last summer, but it contained an exit clause if they were relegated from Serie A.

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Monday June 22 2020
Lopez: 'Balotelli said I was right'

Diego Lopez still believes Brescia can avoid the drop after their point at Fiorentina and reveals Mario Balotelli could return to training. ‘Mario said I was right.’

The Rondinelle are still rock bottom, but gave the Viola a real scare at the Stadio Franchi, as Alfredo Donnarumma’s penalty was cancelled out by a German Pezzella header.

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Monday June 22 2020
Balotelli returning to the fold?

Brescia forward Mario Balotelli will, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, undergo the first swab test today, which could be the initial step back into the group.

The second swab will be carried out on Friday and two negative tests could give him the go ahead to return to action.

However, the war with the club seems to drag on between lawyers and the court. The newspaper claims there will be consequences, but a return to the pitch for the former Italy international could help calm the situation and restore the normality at Brescia.

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Sunday June 21 2020
Lopez: 'If Brescia play like Zeman...'

Brescia coach Diego Lopez leaves Mario Balotelli out of the trip to Fiorentina and warns they’ll ‘get relegated straight away’ if they try to play like Zdenek Zeman.

It kicks off at the Stadio Franchi on Monday at 18.30 UK time (17.30 GMT), click here for a match preview.

Sandro Tonali is available again after a slight knock in the midweek 2-0 friendly defeat to Udinese, but rebel striker Balotelli is again nowhere to be seen.

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