Mario Balotelli has only made four appearances for AC Milan this year. Photograph: Dino Panato/Getty Images

Mario Balotelli has undergone successful surgery to resolve a groin problem and will be sidelined for four weeks, AC Milan announced on Wednesday. A r(...)

Will Ireland get a favourable draw for the Euro 2016 finals? Photo: Getty Images

Paris, December 12th: the group stage draw for Euro 2016 will take place. And Ireland will be there. Who would have thought it back in June? Or back i(...)

 Brendan Rodgers: Including  the dismal end to last season,  Liverpool have taken only 16 points from their last 15 Premier League games. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA

Transition, transition, transition. It is the curse of modern football and also its great excuse. Whenever a club are underperforming, it is becaus(...)

 Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool in action during a training session at Melwood Training Ground. Photograph: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could be closing in on a return to action after training alongside the first team for the first time since undergo(...)

Wolfsburg’s Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne looks to be on his way to Manchester City. Photograph: Getty Images

VfL Wolfsburg attacking midfielder Kevin De Bruyne’s transfer to Manchester City could be nearing completion, German and English media said on Thur(...)

Mario Balotelli arrives at Milanello sport center in Carnago; “I am happy to be back. I do not have much to say because I just need to train and show what I can contribute”. Photograph: EPA

Maverick striker Mario Balotelli will have a good behaviour clause inserted into his contract with AC Milan, banning extravagant haircuts and clothing(...)

 Mario Balotelli meets reporters after undergoing medical checks in Milan. Photograph: Luca Bruno/AP

Maverick striker Mario Balotelli was undergoing a medical at AC Milan on Tuesday ahead of an expected move on loan from Liverpool, the Serie A club s(...)

Mario Balotelli scored one Premier League goal for Liverpool last season. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Mario Balotelli’s unhappy spell at Liverpool is coming to an end with the Italy striker set to rejoin Milan on a season-long loan. The 25-year-old ha(...)

Christian Benteke scores his first goal for Liverpool in the Premier League clash against Bournemouth at Anfield. Photograph:  Carl Recine/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Liverpool 1 Bournemouth 0 Life in the Premier League can be unforgiving, wrote Brendan Rodgers in his programme notes. Eddie Howe can only agree after(...)

Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli is set to remain at the club according to his agent. Photograph: EPA

Out-of-favour Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli will receive a six-figure loyalty bonus if he is still at the club when the transfer window closes on(...)