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KHALFALLAH RETURNS FOR MELBOURNE VICTORY

Fahid Ben Khalfallah is set to return to action for Melbourne Victory after weeks of speculations over his contract.


Fox Sport claims that the player is one the outer even though he was not played since Round 18. There were reports that the club wants to avoid a clause that would force them o extend his deal as his next appearance would trigger it.

Many think Coach Kevin Muscat wavered on his stance due to the club’s A-League Premier ship status on the line on Friday. Khalfallah played in the last 30 minutes in Victory’s win over Adelaide United.

Khalfallah did not look balanced in the set-up and there are rumours that that would be his last in the team. The club seem not to want the player anymore, and it seems that would be his last in the A-League. Read more »

Mancini Believes Balotelli Can Return Back to His Best

Mario Balotelli remains as one of the greatest talents the game has seen in the last decade, but his career has consistently gone down the hill ever since he started featuring for the senior team.


Roberto Mancini is regarded as a mentor for the Italian international. He has stuck with the player during very difficult times. Now playing with French outfit Nice, Balotelli is far away from being considered as the top striker. The Italian certainly has rediscovered his form since joining the French club. After having scored six goals in all competitions, Balotelli has helped Nice the club move to the top of the table.

In the past, however, he has shown that he would be extremely moody and that there would be spells of big struggles. After having seen his prodigy manage to score goals on a consistent basis, Mancini says that it is quite possible that Balotelli can get his career back on track. Read more »

Nice Capture Mario Balotelli from Liverpool on a Free Transfer

Marie Balotelli has been regarded as the epitome of wasted talent and he confirmed this once again after securing a move to French club Nice on transfer deadline day.


Nice have been able to secure the 26-year-old on a free transfer just two years after he had completed a £ 16 million move from AC Milan to Liverpool. Then-manager Brendan Rodgers claimed that the signing of Balotelli was a huge gamble, but he was left with little options in the transfer window to assist Daniel Sturridge after the departure of Luis Suarez. The gamble, though, has been a major failure, as the striker has been able to score only four goals in 28 games.

Even though Liverpool only recently sold Christian Benteke to Crystal Palace, it seems that manager Jurgen Klopp did not see Balotelli as a member of the squad. Apart from Balotelli and then decay,have also allowed Luis Alberto. The Spaniard has joined Lazio for around £ 4.3 million, which marks a significant loss over the £ 7 million that they paid to the striker three years ag. However, the sell on clause inserted into his contract is worth 30% and Liverpool will be able to receive some fee if they sell him on later.
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Balotelli has been told to find new club by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

Balotelli has been told to find new club by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

The Italian striker clearly does not have a future at Liverpool and this may also be the case with regard to English football. Balotelli has failed spectacularly in his second spell in the Premier league and it is highly unlikely that other clubs will try and take a new gamble on the former Inter Milan star. This leaves Balotelli with very few choices to seal the deal before the start of the season. There have been several accusations about Balotelli not being professional enough.

The striker’s agent has confirmed that his client is now seeking a move to Europe’s mainland and he is willing to give his 100% to clubs. His agent, Mino Raiola, also says that Balotelli has struggled to make a major impact since he has been unable to find the right opportunity. It is highly likely that Balotelli will favour a return to the Italian Serie A rather than play in the Spanish league or the German Bundesliga. There is also a possibility that he would join a club in the French league – especially after the departure of many superstars like Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Benteke has not travelled with the Liverpool squad for the US pre-season tour.
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Mario Balotelli apologizes for missing a penalty

Mario Balotelli has apologized to AC Milan chief executive for missing a penalty in the match against Frosinone.

The game ended 3-3 with Balotelli missing a crucial penalty in the 48th minutes.


Indeed at this moment of the game, AC Milan was losing 2-0 and would have really benefited from a goal on penalty. Nevertheless, they managed to pull one goal back through Carlos Bacca. But the reduction in the scoreline only lasted a short period with FredericoDionisi extending the lead again for Frosinone.

However, Luca Antonelli will manage to bring the game back to 3-2 before the referee award another penalty to AC Milan in the closing stage of the match. This time, it would be Jeremy Menez who took the penalty and will score to bring the game leveled.

It is understood that Mario Balotelli personally called the AC Milan chief executive Galliani to apologize for his poor penalty kick. Galliani himself confirmed the call and said that this is a proof that Balotelli has changed and become more matured. Indeed, some years back you would never have heard news about Balotelli apologizing for his behaviors. Read more »

Brendan Rodgers admits he was forced to sign Balotelli

Brilliant but undisciplined, these are the words that are usually used to describe Mario Balotelli as the Italian striker has displayed top class abilities but at the same time, he has been seen doing questionable things not only inside the pitch but also outside of it as well and this is why there are so many clubs and managers that haven’t taken the risk of signing him even with the talent that he has showed.

For a fee of £16 million, Mario Balotelli was signed and the main reason of why the Italian attacker was signed had to do with Luis Suarez, the Uruguayan striker was offloaded to Barcelona and Liverpool signed Balotelli as a way to fill in the spot that was left by Suarez and Balotelli was signed.

Unfortunately for Liverpool and for Brendan Rodgers who was the coach of Liverpool during this period of time, Balotelli failed to prove his worth as he struggled trying to score goals as he only managed to score 1 goal in 16 appearances.

The former Liverpool coach Brendan Rodgers has recently spoke up and said that he was actually forced to sign Mario Balotelli and that it was never actually his intention to sign the Italian forward. Read more »

Brendan Rodgers has revealed that Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is a major doubt

Brendan Rodgers has revealed that Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is a major doubt for the match against Stoke City.

This is the final match of the campaign and it could hold a lot of significance for Balotelli’s future at Anfield. After having scored only one league goal throughout the campaign, it has been widely speculated that the Italian international may be sold very soon. He came to Liverpool for £ 16 million, but the Merseyside outfit are expected to cut their losses sooner rather than later. Balotelli has scored only three goals in 21 appearances across all competitions.

Liverpool’s failure to secure Champions League football has largely been put down to the poor performances by the former Manchester City striker. Despite his uncertain future, Balotelli played a number of minutes during the month of April. However, he has not featured for the club since the 1-0 defeat against Hull City. It looks unlikely that he will appear in the final match of the season as well. Hence, it is effectively thought that Balotelli’s career at Anfield is almost over and he may wear a different jersey going into the new season. More importantly, Rodgers will also have to think about replacing Steven Gerrard who leaves for LA Galaxy. Read more »

Brendan Rodgers says that Mario cannot get back in Starting Line up

Brendan Rodgers has categorically stated that striker Mario Balotelli cannot get back into the starting line-up unless he starts working much harder. The Italian international lost his place after poor run of form that saw him go more than 15 league matches without a goal.

He was signed from AC Milan in the summer for £ 16 million, but it was reported that Liverpool were ready to cut their losses even as early as in January. Such was the poor performances of Balotelli and the recent return of Daniel Sturridge sees the 24-year-old on the periphery.

Rodgers does not rule out the possibility of seeing the big man once again, but he says that Balotelli should be prepared for life on the bench if he is not prepared to work harder. Balotelli is known for his childish attitude and inability to remain a top professional. This has already cost him a place at several top clubs like Manchester City and Inter Milan. Even though Balotelli has been able to put in some good performances in recent weeks,Rodgers reckons that he will not be able to bring back the player unless he starts to become effervescent in training. Read more »

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