Man City Expect £24m Offer For ‘Rotten Apple’ Mario Balotelli

MANCHESTER CITY are expecting AC Milan to make a £24million bid for Mario Balotelli — despite branding him ‘a rotten apple’.

The comment from owner Silvio Berlusconi seemed to put an end to a move back home to Italy. Balo’s representative Mino Railo said: “Mario was sorry to hear the words of Berlusconi.

“But Mario has asked me to be quiet because he appreciates that he is loved by the Manchester City president.” Balotelli, who turned up for training yesterday with a new bleached blond hairdo, is a lifelong Milan supporter — despite winning the Serie A title at Inter.

Many at City want rid of the troublesome striker, 22, and the club will sell him if they can find the right replacement.

Mad-cap Balo has been nothing but trouble since he arrived from Inter for £22m in 2010. Last week he had a shocking training-ground bust-up with City boss Roberto Mancini.