HOME CONTACT US| RSS
      
Transfers

ENGLAND/ MANCHESTER CITY, Mancini: No Balotelli bust-up

21.09.2012 17.19 by TM W  read 1260
Source: mirror.co.uk
© foto di Daniele Buffa/Image Sport

Roberto Mancini insists he has not had a bust up with Mario Balotelli.

The Manchester City manager has a tempestuous relationship with the fiery Italy forward.

The City manager has often spoken out about Balotelli's behaviour and general lifestyle, at one point declaring the former Inter Milan man had no future at the Etihad Stadium.

When Balotelli was left out of Mancini's squad altogether for the midweek Champions League tie with Real Madrid, it suggested another major row.

And whilst Mancini could hardly claim Balotelli was overjoyed at missing such a high-profile game, the Italian insisted there was no deep-rooted issue.

"I don't have any problem with him," said Mancini.

"There has been no argument. Absolutely not. This story is totally false. Mario went to the stand because we decided to play only with (Carlos) Tevez and I can't put three strikers on the bench. Mario is a player like the other players. He can go on the bench or in the stand."

Balotelli is expected to be involved on Sunday, when City host in-form Arsenal, especially as former Gunner Samir Nasri is unlikely to be fit after limping out of the Madrid defeat with a hamstring injury.

"I don't think (Nasri) will be ready for Sunday," said Mancini.

Other news Transfers
Other news
Highlight

HULL CITY - Duel to Bologna on RANOCCHIA

While Bologna are the leading ones of the main suitors pursuing almost 29-year old Italian centre-back Andrea Ranocchia, possibly leaving Inter Milan on a full basis, Hull City management, according to latest Italian news, are stepping up strongly in order to get to sign him. We

TORINO - Closing in with Chievo on Lucas CASTRO

According to Italian news, Torino management are getting closer and closer to sign Argentinian attacking midfielder/winger Lucas Nahuel Castro (27). F
 

ATLETICO MADRID - Duel to Genoa and Sassuolo on Walter MONTOYA

Surfacing as one of the sharpest talents around in Argentinian football, 23-year old attacking midfielder/winger Walter Montoya (23), according to lat
 

HULL CITY - Duel to Bologna on RANOCCHIA

While Bologna are the leading ones of the main suitors pursuing almost 29-year old Italian centre-back Andrea Ranocchia, possibly leaving Inter Milan
 

OFFICIAL - BASTIA SC sign ROSE and ONIANGUE

Bastia SC announced having signed DR Congolese international midfielder Prince Oniangué (28) and French centre-back Lindsay 
 

WOLFSBURG - Anton DONKOR to be traded to fallen for grace English club

Formed in Wolfsburg development area, and playing in Bundesliga club second squad since the start of current season, German Under-20 international win
 
   Editore: TC&C srl web content publisher since 1994 Partita IVA 01488100510