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Jose Mourinho eyes £40million Joao Mario to replace Henrikh Mkhitaryan at Man Utd

Posted Monday, January 01, 2018 by Express.co.uk89 hits

Mkhitaryan made his first start for United since early November in yesterday's match against Southampton. But the Armenia international was unable to affect the result of the match as the Red Devils settled for a 0-0 draw. Having fallen out of favour under Mourinho, Mkhitaryan has since been linked with a move away from Old Trafford. Inter are said to be keeping a close eye on the former Boru...Full Story »

Nice striker Mario Balotelli wants 'big club,' favours Man City, AC Milan and Inter

Posted Friday, December 22, 2017 by ESPN89 hits

Mario Balotelli says he hopes big clubs are taking note of his continued good form at Nice as he eyes a return to Serie A or the Premier League in future. The Italian forward has scored 16 goals in 21 games this season for the Ligue 1 side -- just one short of the 17 he scored in 28 outings last season. While confirming he is enjoying life on the Cote d'Azur, Balotelli admits he does still see...Full Story »

Southampton vs Everton - Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina to have late fitness test

Posted Sunday, November 26, 2017 by PA47 hits

Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino faces a potential problem in central midfield unless Mario Lemina is passed fit to start against Everton on Sunday. The 24-year-old has been struggling with an ankle injury and will be assessed before Pellegrino picks his team. Fellow central midfielder Oriol Romeu is suspended, while Matt Targett is absent with a leg injury. Everton striker Oumar Niass...Full Story »

MARIO LEMINA THE ONLY ABSENTEE FOR SOUTHAMPTON

Posted Saturday, November 04, 2017 by PA27 hits

Mario Lemina will be Southampton's only absentee for Saturday's Premier League clash with Burnley at St Mary's. The Gabon international midfielder remains sidelined with the ankle injury which kept him out of last weekend's 1-1 draw with Brighton. Winger Nathan Redmond and forward Shane Long are among the players pushing for starts after being named as substitutes against the Seagulls. Burnle...Full Story »

Balotelli: I like Real Madrid, but if Barcelona call me I wouldn't cry

Posted Monday, October 23, 2017 by Marca.com197 hits

A move to LaLiga is certainly of interest for Nice forward Mario Balotelli, who has remarked about which Clasico team he would prefer to play for. Although he admitted he isn't too fussy, Balotelli stated Real Madrid as his ideal destination. "I like Real Madrid, but if Barcelona called me I wouldn't cry," joked the Italian. Balotelli also admitted that he considered signing for Juventus be...Full Story »

Juventus 1 - 0 Fiorentina: Mario Mandzukic goal enough to give Juventus bragging rights over Fiorentina

Posted Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by PA38 hits

Mario Mandzukic fired Juventus to a 1-0 victory over fierce rivals Fiorentina in Turin. The Croatian hitman struck in the 52nd minute to make it five wins out of five for the reigning Serie A champions. Fiorentina finished the game with 10 men after Milan Badelj was sent off with 25 minutes remaining. The action all came in the second half after a desperately disappointing first period was ...Full Story »

Balotelli bags brace as Nice batter Monaco

Posted Saturday, September 09, 2017 by PA26 hits

Mario Balotelli fired a double as Nice stunned reigning Ligue 1 champions Monaco in a 4-0 win at the Allianz Riviera.Italian striker Balotelli converted an early penalty and struck again in the second half after Alassane Plea had doubled Nice's lead before half-time. Ignatius Ganago's late fourth rounded off a comprehensive victory.Monaco, who launch their Champions League campaign at RB Leipzi...Full Story »

Inter's Joao Mario tells Sanches to join AC Milan

Posted Monday, July 31, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com83 hits

Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches has been advised to join AC Milan by his Portugal team-mate Joao Mario, who plays for city rivals Inter. Sanches is expected to leave the Bundesliga champions after struggling for playing time in his first season at the Allianz Arena following a €35million move from Benfica. Bayern have indicated the teenager will only be allowed to depart on loa...Full Story »

Mario Balotelli signs new one-year deal with Nice

Posted Monday, June 26, 2017 by squawka.com74 hits

Mario Balotelli has extended his stay at Nice by signing a new one-year contract with the club. Balotelli's previous deal was set to expire at the end of this month and the Italian striker had been linked with several clubs ahead of a possible move. However, as confirmed by the club's official website, Balotelli will be remaining with Nice, where he made a major impact last season. Having c...Full Story »

Mario Balotelli: I’d have to kill Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to win the Ballon d’Or

Posted Saturday, May 27, 2017 by squawka.com196 hits

Nice striker Mario Balotelli has joked that he would need to “kill” the world’s top two players if he were to win the Ballon d’Or. Balotelli was widely regarded as among the game’s most exciting young talents while breaking into the Inter Milan side a decade ago, and carried an ambition to eventually be crowned as the best footballer in the world. Though he has ...Full Story »

Nice 2 - 1 Bordeaux: Mario Balotelli scores penalty as Nice beat Bordeaux

Posted Sunday, April 02, 2017 by PA30 hits

Mario Balotelli struck from the penalty spot as Nice came from behind to beat Bordeaux 2-1 and maintain the pressure on the Ligue 1 pace-setters. Balotelli's spot-kick cancelled out Gaeten Laborde's early opener at the Allianz Riviera, but it was Valentin Eysseric who won it with his 27th-minute effort to cement the home side in third place in the table. Nice, who are unbeaten in eight games, ...Full Story »

Don't ask me for interviews again - Balotelli hits out at media

Posted Friday, March 17, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com120 hits

Mario Balotelli will not be giving any more interviews, with the Nice striker unhappy at the way his comments about Edinson Cavani have been reported. In a wide-ranging interview on French radio station RMC with Christophe Dugarry on Wednesday, Balotelli spoke about his experiences of suffering racist abuse on the pitch. The former Manchester City and AC Milan striker also revealed his hopes...Full Story »

World Cup hero to washed out: Mario Gotze's career at risk of completely falling apart

Posted Wednesday, March 01, 2017 by Goal.com77 hits

When Joachim Low sent on Mario Gotze in the 88th minute of the 2014 World Cup final against Argentina, the Germany manager urged the attacker to "show you're better than Lionel Messi." The then-Bayern Munich star was coming off the back of a successful first season since moving from Borussia Dortmund, and resigned Messi to the final's footnotes when he struck the winner in extra-time. After ...Full Story »

Balotelli back in Favre's thoughts

Posted Saturday, February 18, 2017 by Foxsports.com100 hits

Mario Balotelli is expected to return for Nice in their Ligue 1 clash with Lorient on Saturday after a "big kick up the backside" by coach Lucien Favre. The Italian striker missed the 2-2 draw with Rennes last Sunday through illness, having been used a late substitute in the 1-0 win over Saint-Etienne the previous Wednesday. He was natually disappointed not to have started, but after a storm...Full Story »

Nice forward Valentin Eysseric questions Mario Balotelli's attitude

Posted Saturday, February 11, 2017 by givemesport.com165 hits

It would seem the honeymoon period is over for Mario Balotelli in Nice. The Italian made an electrifying start to life with the Ligue 1 outfit, scoring seven goals in his first seven appearances and helping Nice reach the top of the pile. But in his last 10 matches, Balotelli has been carded more times (four yellows, one red) than he has found the net (three goals). It was too good to be tru...Full Story »

Say NO to gold diggers! - Balotelli in bizarre relationship advice to Gabriel Jesus

Posted Friday, February 10, 2017 by Goal.com149 hits

The Nice striker has posted an image of what appear to be fake quotes regarding the Brazilian's ex-girlfriend, while he also says he misses Man City Gabriel Jesus has just received some relationship advice from a most unlikely source. The Brazilian striker has made an impressive start to life at Manchester City, scoring three goals in three Premier League matches since arriving from Palmei...Full Story »

Joao Mario: I'm trying to talk Ronaldo into joining Inter!

Posted Friday, January 27, 2017 by Goal.com64 hits

The Italians have been linked with a sensational move for Lionel Messi, but Joao Mario wants to tempt his compatriot to San Siro instead Joao Mario says he is trying to persuade Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo to join him at Inter, but is finding the task difficult. Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio recently vowed to stop discussing reports linking his side with a shock move for Barce...Full Story »

Bastia ban fan for monkey chants at Balotelli

Posted Thursday, January 26, 2017 by Marca.com59 hits

Bastia have banned a supporter who made monkey chants at Nice's Italian striker Mario Balotelli during last Friday's Ligue 1 match. The Corsican club said in a statement that the unnamed supporter, a season ticket holder in his 40s, had turned up at the Armand Cesari stadium on Tuesday and confessed to his actions. Bastia had put out an appeal for information on local television after review...Full Story »

Mario Balotelli speaks out after suffering racist abuse against Bastia

Posted Sunday, January 22, 2017 by Dreamteamfc.com90 hits

Mario Balotelli took to Twitter to question his treatment at the hands of some sections of Bastia's support during Nice's 1-1 draw last night. The former Man City and Liverpool striker player the entire 90 minutes as Nice went back above Monaco at the top of Ligue 1. But this morning he took to Twitter to reveal that he was the subject of racist abuse from some Bastia fans during the game. ...Full Story »

Balotelli issues challenge to McGregor

Posted Wednesday, December 28, 2016 by Marca.com96 hits

Never one to shy away from the spotlight, Nice forward Mario Balotelli has issued an interesting challenge to Conor McGregor. The UFC lightweight champion has quite the target on his back as one of the world's most famous fighters and now the former Liverpool man has joined the list of those to call him out. However, Balotelli doesn't want to enter the cage with the Irishman himself and has ...Full Story »

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