Super agent Mino Raiola has declared that Mario Balotelli is set to leave Nice this summer after spending the last two years in France - to find a new club in either the Premier League or Serie A.

Balotelli, who Raiola believes is worth €100m in today's market, would be available on a free transfer and his agent claims he has already been talking to suitors on the striker's behalf.


"Mario is ready to come back [to Italy or England], Raiola told Italian broadcaster RAI.

"He has matured and is one of the top ten attackers to the world, and the number one Italian. He is worth €100m, but will move for nothing," the agent added.

"I'm already dealing with many clubs in England and Italy. I spoke with ​Juventus, Roma, ​Napoli, ​Inter," he continued, before admitting that a third spell at AC Milan is not on the cards.

"​Milan? No, because [sporting director Massimiliano] Mirabelli is there and I cannot talk to him, I'm not at his level."

Balotelli had previously also played for Inter, ​Manchester City and ​Liverpool before winding up at Nice two years ago after an injury ravaged season on loan at Milan in 2015/16.

The often controversial forward scored 17 goals in 28 appearances in all competitions for the French club in his debut year. This season, the 27-year-old has been his prolific, netting 21 times in 29 appearances so far, the first time he has ever gone over 20 in a single campaign.


In talking to ​Serie A's title challengers, Raiola is certainly aiming high for his client and it will be interesting to learn over time which ​Premier League clubs he has been propositioning.

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