Friday, 7 March 2014
Balotelli linked to Chelsea
AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli is reportedly not happy in Italy and is now being linked with a move back to the English Premiership.
Reports doing the rounds last week were linking him with a possible move to Tottenham Hotspur but Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho has now been linked to the striker, whom he coached at Inter Milan.
"In football you never know the future," Mourinho told Yahoo.
"Balotelli is with a big club at the moment but you never know the future.
"They want to keep the best players and want to keep the best Italian players. But Mario has already been in English football before.
"I'm not going to be manager of Milan or the Italy national team, but he's a good kid and somebody I'd like to work with again."
Balotelli has made no secret of wanting to play for his former coach Mourinho again.
"Of course I would like to play under Jose again," Balotelli said.
"In my first days at Inter we had some problems, but then it turned into a mutual respect, and now we have a real friendship.
"It is never boring playing under Jose. When you are in Mourinho's team it is a family and he coaches on the principle that if all is well with the family it doesn't matter what is going on outside the team," he added.