Mario Balotelli set to join CFR Cluj, side coached by Chelsea legend Petrescu

Mario Balotelli set to join CFR Cluj, side coached by Chelsea legend Petrescu

- Mario Balotelli has been linked with a move to Romanian side CRF Cluj

- The 29-year-old left relegated Serie A side Brescia at the end of the season

- The Italian striker has had spells with Liverpool, Man City, AC Milan, Inter Milan and the likes

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Mario Balotelli could be on his way to Romania to join league champions CRF Cluj, reports claim.

The former AC Milan and Inter Milan striker has left already relegated Serie A side Brescia after clashing with the club's top-ranked staff.

And the Italy international has been linked with a move to join Brazilian side Flamengo or Serie C side Como.

Mario Balotelli set to join CFR Cluj, side coached by Chelsea legend Petrescu

Mario Balotelli set to join CFR Cluj, side coached by Chelsea legend Petrescu. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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But the controversial Italian forward could be tempted to join CFR Cluj who have qualified for next season's Champions League after winning the league in Romania.

The team is being managed by Chelsea legend Dan Petrescu and it is understood that the club have had talks with the 29-year-old.

According to what club owner Nelutu Varga told local media in Romania, he has two major transfer targets in Slavia Prague winger Nicolae Stanciu and a top Italian striker.

Varga added: "This will be a real coup for Romanian football."

And sources close to Cluj's TV station Look Sport, Balotelli is the man in question which has already got fans excited.

Cluj won their third consecutive Liga I title following their 3-1 win over Universitatea Craiova and will play in the first qualifying round of the Champions League.

The Transylvania-based club fell at the last hurdle in making it into the money-spinning group stage despite beating Celtic, but have recorded impressive wins over Lazio, Rennes and Sevilla in the Europa League.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that former Liverpool and Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has reportedly been fired at Italian side Brescia after having a bust-up with club's president Massimo Cellino.

Brescia is the hometown of the former Italy international and he was having two years left on his contract before being sacked.

There have been reports before that the club are initially planning to fire Mario Balotelli after the 2019/20 season before their latest decision.

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