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Serie A target hands transfer blow to Chelsea

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We must admit that we rather miss Mario Balotelli here in the Football Transfer Tavern.

The enigmatic Italian striker also brought life to a boring round of Premier League fixtures, usually by causing controversy and making headlines for the wrong reasons.

However today’s reports from the Daily Star indicate that the AC Milan striker is happy at the San Siro despite recent speculation linking him with a return to the Premier League with Chelsea.

The rumours of a Stamford Bridge switch started through his agent, but the striker, who signed a four-and-a-half year deal last January, has now dismissed any talk of leaving Milan in the near future.

“I have always said that I do not watch out for the distant future,” he stated

“I am thinking about doing well against Genoa [at the weekend] and not about the market in either January or May. I am happy at Milan and I am happy to be here.”

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is thought to be a fan of the 23-year-old and he is reportedly seeking to add to his strikeforce in the New Year.

However news of Balotelli’s stance will come as a blow for Mourinho, especially after comments made by the forward’s representative last month.

Balotelli’s agent Mino Raiola previously stated: “Balotelli and Jose Mourinho could be reunited because they know each other and they didn’t leave each other with hate.

“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.

“Balotelli to Chelsea could happen because Balotelli is a great striker, but Galliani doesn’t want it.”

We guess these are rumours that can be put to bed now.

Would you like to see the former Manchester City striker make a return to the Premier League? Let us know your thoughts below.

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