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Carlo: Balotelli is a crazy talent
Published : 30 Jul 2010 08:38:00
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti believes Manchester City will challenge for the Premier League title should they sign Mario Balotelli. The hot-headed striker looks set to join ex-Inter boss Roberto Mancini at Eastlands amid suggestions that a £25million deal is nearing completion. Balotelli's temperament has been called into question, but Ancelotti feels the 19-year-old could spearhead a title charge for City. He said: "With him, Manchester City will challenge for the title, not just fourth. "The Premier League is ideal place for him. Mario is a crazy talent." Ancelotti added in La Stampa newspaper: "There is too much pressure on young players in Italy but there is almost no racism to contend with in England." Balotelli, who is capped for Italy Under 21s, joined Inter from Lumezzane in 2007 and has netted 20 times in 59 league appearances for the Serie A champions.