The representative of the Italian confirms there is a chance of a move.
There could be some good news for Chelsea in their pursuit of a new striker as the agent of AC Milan star Mario Balotelli confirms the Italian could leave in the January transfer window.
“Balotelli wants to leave Milan. Chelsea is one of the options”: his agent Raiola speaking to Tuttomercatoweb
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The Blues are in desperate need of attacking support as current trio of Demba Ba, Samuel Eto’o and Fernando Torres have failed to find any decent form in front of goal.
Balotelli’s representative Mino Raiola has revealed that the west London club and Milan have been in contact about the possibility of the move.
“Mourinho at Chelsea and Balotelli? They are always in contact, there is mutual respect. Balotelli can say many things and he a great striker,” Raiola told Tuttomercatoweb.
“Mario to Chelsea? It be on, but [Adriano] Galliani (chief executive of Milan) obviously does not want to.”
The former Manchester City forward has become unsettled at the San Siro following a January move in 2013 and is ready to return to the Premier League.
Blues boss Jose Mourinho knows the Italy international well having worked with the 23-year-old for two seasons whilst in charge of Inter Milan.
Although Balotelli has a reputation for being a controversial and difficult player, there is no doubting the attacker’s talent and the Italian has netted 21 goals in 33 matches since moving to Milan.
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