There are reports Mario Balotelli’s transfer to Olympique Marseille has been abandoned, but he doesn’t want a return to Nice.
The Italy international refused to attend pre-season training with Nice, as there is a gentlemen’s agreement in the contract allowing him to leave for €10m.
Nice were furious that he was pictured visiting the Marseille HQ for negotiations and a medical.
According to Italian reporter Davide Russo De Cerame, it was all for nothing, as talks have broken down and Balotelli is no longer heading to Marseille.
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