Mario Balotelli holds talks with Serie C side Como ahead of Brescia exit

Mario Balotelli holds talks with Serie C side Como ahead of Brescia exit

- Mario Balotelli has been involved in a row with Brescia club owner Massimo Cellino

- The Italian striker’s exit at the relegated club is imminent

- Balotelli is reportedly making efforts to switch to Serie C side Como

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Mario Balotelli is having a tough time with his present club Brescia and reports have it that the Italian striker is already in talks with Serie C side Como ahead of his exit from the already relegated club.

Brescia are set to cut ties with Balotelli just a year after signing him on a free transfer and now the player is taking advantage of the arrival of Como’s new owner Robert Budi Hartono to negotiate a possible deal.

Reports from Italy have it that Hartono is worth £14billion and is ready to support the club to reach the Italian topflight and feels Balotelli could be the man to help spark their revival.

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The 29-year-old in 2019 signed a three year deal with the club, but he is set to leave just one year into the contract after he had a public spat with the club owner Massimo Cellino.

Mario Balotelli holds transfer talks with Serie C side Como ahead of Brescia exit

Mario Balotelli in action. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Football Italia quoted Como chief executive Michael Gandler saying: "There's been some contact between the two parties.

"His representatives sat down to listen to us. I can't say any more than that."

"Serie A is definitely the goal," Gandler told Football Italia back in May. "However, it's not an ownership group that's just going to throw money at the problem.

"The business philosophy is that we don't buy value, we create value. Spending a bunch of money on players isn't creating value."

And since joining Brescia, Mario Balotelli has played 19 games in the Serie A scoring five goals before the lockdown.

The club directors got livid when the lockdown was eased for players to return to training in which Mario Balotelli was not available complains that he had stomach problem.

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