Serie A - Italian media: Balotelli to move to Juventus for free

Tuttosport claims Mario Balotelli could be bought from Milan by a financial institution and loaned to Juventus.


The striker is reconsidering his future after a dismal World Cup campaign and the waves of criticism he received.

Milan joint-CEO Barbara Berlusconi declared Balotelli was “not indispensable,” fuelling reports of a summer exit from his club.

According to Tuttosport, the answer could lie in a revolutionary tactic for Italian football, albeit one often used in South America.

Agent Mino Raiola would buy Balotelli’s contract with the aid of a financial institution and then loan the player to Juventus.

It is hoped that here he would mature and increase his value.

Tuttosport claims Raiola has already met with Juve directors Beppe Marotta and Fabio Paratici in Milan on Friday.

However, the same paper also adds that Juve coach Antonio Conte is not happy with the idea, as he does not feel Balotelli will fit into his hard-working team ethic.

There could also be problems with some senior members of the Italy squad not wanting Balotelli at the club.

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