'Rotten Apple' Balotelli Tight-Lipped!
Mario Balotelli will not hit back at comments aimed at him by AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi.
Balotelli has been strongly linked with a move to Milan for some time, but here would appear to be little chance of the Italy international completing such a switch any time soon, with Berlusconi having openly criticised him.
Berlusconi said he was not convinced by Balotelli 'as a man' and has followed that up by branding the 22-year-old 'a rotten apple'.
Balotelli could have been forgiven for biting back at the Rossoneri supremo, given that he has only had positive things to say about Milan in the past, but his representative claims his focus is locked on returning to form and repaying City's faith in his ability.
Mino Raiola: "I talked with Mario and he was sorry to hear the words of Berlusconi. But Balotelli has asked me to be quiet because he appreciates that he is loved by the president at City.
"I know him well and he has a big heart. Berlusconi is free to have any opinion he wants, but it seems strange that he wishes to pass judgement on a person he doesn't know anything about."
Source: Manchester City MAD
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