Italy’s Mario Balotelli and Uruguay’s Luis Suarez during a group game in the World Cup. Balotelli is poised to replace Suarez after his move from Liverpool to Barcelona.

Mario Balotelli has accepted a 50 per cent pay-cut to join Liverpool from Milan but the stunning transfer will proceed only if Brendan Rodgers is con(...)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says no player will disrupt the ‘fantastic environment’ at the cub. Photograph: EPA

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers insists no incoming player will be allowed to threaten the “fantastic environment” at the club as Mario Balotelli’s pro(...)

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says Liverpool game is a six-pointer. Photograph:  Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Monday’s meeting with Liverpool will be a six-pointer, according to Manchester City’s manager Manuel Pellegrini. The champions, who finished two poin(...)

Mario Balotelli. The player’s agent, Mino Raiola, travelled to Merseyside for further talks with Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre yesterday after Milan accepted a €20 million bid for the 24-year-old. Photograph: Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Mario Balotelli is poised to make a remarkable return to English football providing he agrees a Liverpool contract with several stringent clauses rega(...)

 Mario Balotelli is on his way to Liverpool. Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Liverpool are close to a £16m deal with Milan to sign Mario Balotelli having performed a major U-turn on the merits of bringing the problematic str(...)

Manchester City players: The team walked off the pitch in Croatia after claims of racist abuse against Seko Fofana. Photograph: Richard Sellers/Getty Images)

The Croatian Football Federation has confirmed it will be looking into claims that Manchester City’s Seko Fofana was racially abused during an elite d(...)

Manchester City abandoned their under-21 game with HNK Rijeka in Croatia on Tuesday after an alleged incident of racist abuse towards one of their pla(...)

Italy’s Mario Balotelli has courted more controversy with gun photograph.

Italy striker Mario Balotelli has stoked more controversy by publishing a picture of himself on Instagram pointing a gun at the camera with the messag(...)

A dejected Mario Balotelli (right) looks on from the bench during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Italy and Uruguay at Estadio das Dunas. The player has been linked with a move to Arsenal. Photograph: Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Arsenal may be the team to benefit from Italy’s early exit from the World Cup with under-fire Mario Balotelli prepared to consider a move away from A(...)

Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini leave the pitch after losing to Uruguay in Natal. Photograph:   EPA/

Curiously, in the aftermath of the “disaster” of Italy’s World Cup elimination at the hands of Uruguay, Italian media this morning (or yesterday?) pai(...)