It’s inevitable that when a player like Mario Balotelli gets benched in a big match like Milan-Barcelona, newspapers start wondering about a possible transfer. Considering the awful start of the season that Balotelli has had in terms of discipline (4 yellow cards and a red card for insulting the referee in 7 matches, already banned for 4 matches in a total of 12 this season), Milan are trying to teach him a lesson the hard way, so Balo can finally fulfill the talent he showed last year and cut the nonsense.
But with an agent always active like Mino Raiola and a tense situation in the management, it’s not 100% sure that the future of Balotelli will be with the Diavolo. If Milan fail to grab a Champions League spot, they will be forced to cash in on some players and Mario is still the most valuable on the roster. On the other hand, if Mario keeps focusing more on picking up fights with the opponents, insulting the referees and diving instead of performing at a high standard and carrying a team that desperately need him, Milan will be more than happy to get rid of him for a fat cheque.
Today Corriere dello Sport reports that PSG are interested and that a 30M offer would satisfy Milan even in January, yet I found improbable that the French team will add another striker, considering that they have Cavani and Ibra and the Uruguayan is already not that happy to play out of his position because of the Swedish. Previously, also Chelsea were rumoured to be interested but the past Balotelli had with Mourinho and the way the English press treated him are a big question marks.