Milan Play Down Balotelli Exit!
AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri says Mario Balotelli is going "nowhere" in January.
The striker has been linked in the Italian media with a possible move to Spain after being constantly in the spotlight for his actions on and off the pitch.
The 23-year-old Italy international joined AC Milan from Manchester City in January and is contracted to the Rossoneri through to June 2017.
Massimiliano Allegri: "He will not leave in January. Absolutely not.
"I think Mario should be left in peace. It's not difficult to manage him.
"There's far too much discussion of the man's private life. I think that Balotelli should be judged for what he does on the pitch like all other players."
"It was my decision to substitute Balotelli at Parma.
"It happens that players play badly but if you are Mario then everything is blown out of proportion.
"Mario didn't play well against Parma but I'm sure he will make amends against Lazio.
"He scored 12 goals in 13 games last year.
"In the first half of the season he has done great things."
Balotelli, who has scored three goals in five league appearances for the Rossoneri this season, is expected to lead Milan's attack in Wednesday's match against Lazio.
Source: Manchester City MAD
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