The agent of Milan’s Mario Balotelli has refused to rule out the possibility of a transfer to Chelsea.
Mino Raiola recently stated that he didn’t expect his client to remain at San Siro for the rest of his career and he’s now opened the door to a Chelsea future.
“Balotelli and [Chelsea boss] Jose Mourinho could be reunited because they know each other and they didn’t leave each other with hate,” Raiola told Tiki Taka on Italia 1.
The two men worked together with success while they were on the books of Milan’s city rivals Inter.
“There was a not very nice incident between them, but they parted company on good terms,” Raiola added. “They have remained in contact and there is mutual respect.
“I know Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani will not agree, but Mario is a great striker. That is for certain and he could perhaps be that at Chelsea.”
Balotelli, 23, returned to Italy in January after a spell in England with Manchester City. He continues to make headlines on and off the pitch.
“I have other Milan players who I represent, but I don’t get questioned about them,” Raiola continued. “I just get asked about Mario and that irritates me.
“I never said to not judge the player or comment on his performances, but leave him in peace if he wears an earring, if he drives a certain car or wears a certain hat.
“I don’t see any other player in Italy who is gossiped about like Balotelli. Napoli’s Marek Hamsik has a crest hairstyle but nobody talks about him in such a way.”
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