Cellino: 'Balotelli no longer with Brescia'
27 May
2020
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Cellino: 'Balotelli no longer with Brescia' »

Brescia President Massimo Cellino admits Mario Balotelli ‘no longer has his mind with us’ and is destined to leave. ‘We’re disappointed in him.’ There have been conflicting reports over the last few days that the striker did not turn up to training, or was working separately from the rest of the squad. President Cellino spoke…

Balotelli exit talk 'all nonsense'
27 May
2020
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Balotelli exit talk 'all nonsense' »

Mario Balotelli’s brother has claimed that talk of the striker possibly leaving Brescia is ‘all nonsense. He trains like a professional every day’. Balotelli was reported to have gone AWOL yesterday, but Enoch Barwuah has since come out in defence of the Italy international, assuring he is back ‘training regularly’ for Brescia. “It’s all nonsense,…

Balotelli holds Brescia talks
27 May
2020
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Balotelli holds Brescia talks »

Mario Balotelli held talks with Brescia officials today after his training no-show, amidst reports a contract termination is close. Balotelli skipped training without explanation yesterday and only returned this morning, citing a stomach problem. Sportmediaset and Gazzetta dello Sport are among those that claim he also spoke to Brescia sporting director Stefano Cordone. As per…

Brescia done with Balotelli?
27 May
2020
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Brescia done with Balotelli? »

Mario Balotelli returns to training today, but Brescia reportedly contemplate terminating his contract in Lombardy. Yesterday, coach Diego Lopez and the rest of the squad trained on the regular pitches, but Balotelli was nowhere to be seen. Rumours about a total breakdown between the former Italy international and President Massimo Cellino’s club emerged in Italian…

Balotelli AWOL for Brescia?
26 May
2020
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Balotelli AWOL for Brescia? »

There are growing reports of a total breakdown in communication between Mario Balotelli and Brescia after he skipped training. ‘No comment.’ The striker had shrugged off rumours of problems last week and then began training, but only by himself with secondary members of the staff, in areas usually reserved for youth team players. Coach Diego…

Balotelli: 'Going crazy in lockdown'
13 May
2020
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Balotelli: 'Going crazy in lockdown' »

Mario Balotelli admits he did not deal with lockdown very well, mainly because he can’t cook. ‘I was basically eating cardboard for the first three days.’ Brescia and other Serie A sides will resume group training from May 18, with a plan to restart fixtures from June 13 after the coronavirus pandemic eased in Italy.…

Balotelli forgives Chiellini over book row
12 May
2020
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Balotelli forgives Chiellini over book row »

Mario Balotelli has forgiven Giorgio Chiellini for the criticism, as the defender sent him a signed copy of the book. ‘Just tear out the pages where you talk about me!’ The former Italy teammates clashed in public last week when Chiellini released an autobiography and gave an interview in which he called Balotelli “a negative…

Balotelli to Chiellini: 'At least I'm honest'
9 May
2020
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Balotelli to Chiellini: 'At least I'm honest' »

Mario Balotelli slammed Giorgio Chiellini after criticism in the Juventus defender’s book. ‘At least I’m honest enough to say things to people’s faces. Who knows what you’ll say about your current teammates…’ Chiellini presented his new autobiography with an interview in La Repubblica newspaper, in which he singled out the two players who had crossed…