There are a few heavy heads among the Chelsea supporters in the Football Transfer Tavern following last night’s Capital One Cup victory over London rivals Arsenal.
However, they have been awoken from their hangover with the latest transfer news arriving in the bar.
The interesting reports comes from The Express who claim that former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli could make a shock return to the Premier League as his agent suggests that Chelsea are keen on the Italian.
The paper indicates that Jose Mourinho, who worked with Balotelli at Inter Milan, could be set for a reunion with the forward at Stamford Bridge as the former Real Madrid boss looks to add more power to his attack.
Balotelli, 23, departed England for AC Milan in a £19 million deal following a two-and-a-half year spell at Manchester City.
The Blues are understood to be chasing a striker when the January transfer window opens and the Italian international appears to be high on the agenda according to Balotelli’s representative Mino Raiola
“Balotelli and [Chelsea boss] Jose Mourinho could be reunited because they know each other and they didn’t leave each other with hate,” Raiola stated in an interview with Italian TV.
“There was a not very nice incident between them, but they parted company on good terms. They have remained in contact and there is mutual respect.
“I know Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani will not agree, but Mario is a great striker.
“That is for certain and he could perhaps be that at Chelsea.”
Given all the problems Roberto Mancini experienced with Balotelli at the Etihad Stadium, would Mourinho want to bring the controversial striker to Stamford Bridge?
Here in the tavern we’re not convinced but would certainly love to see it happen in the near future.
Could Super Mario really be set to return to the Premier League with Chelsea or is this simply media hype? Let us know your thoughts below.
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