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Ballotelli Feels Unloved At Milan

Speculation has been high that striker Mario Balotelli could leave AC Milan this summer. Such rumours crop up after just 18 months at the San Siro for the self-confessed Milan fan. His agent, Mino Raiola, says that the player has not felt loved at Milan. Balotelli has been a huge hit at the San Siro after scoring a goal every other game. This is a massive improvement compared to his Manchester City days, when he was largely inconsistent. At 23 years of age, he has the best years ahead of him.

Due to his volatile nature, it is expected that Milan will be ready to accept a transfer fee around £ 25 million. It still represents a huge profit on the £ 18 million that the club paid for his services in January 2012. Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi recently hinted that Balotelli may not be irreplaceable at Milan and that the club may look elsewhere if the striker decides to leave the Italian outfit. Such comments have not been taken easily by the Balotelli camp, who are aware of the interest from Arsenal. Mino Raiola responded by saying that Balotelli does not want to leave Milan right now, but if the club are ready to sell, then the player may also be ready to move.

"Mario is sad, desperate. Only Galliani has defended him while the FIGC (Italian football federation) remains absolutely silent. I appreciate Galliani's comments but now I want to respond to Barbara Berlusconi. If for her Mario is replaceable, she should set up a meeting in the club's headquarters and we will find a solution, just as I am used to doing. I remember that Mario had other important offers. He (Balotelli) is at Milan because of his heart - her (Berlusconi), I don't know," said the striker’s agent.