Serie A - Balotelli to stay at Milan until after World Cup

Mario Balotelli has insisted that he will stay at Milan this season - but left the door open for a move after the World Cup.

Reports over Christmas suggested that the controversial forward wanted to leave San Siro for a new challenge.

However, the 23-year-old has claimed that he won’t be going anywhere this month.

“I am staying at Milan,” he told Chi. “I have to get ready for the World Cup and stay calm.”

Balotelli's declaration came after Milan released a statement denying president Silvio Berlusconi had put Balotelli on the market.

The former Manchester City man had been linked with a move back to the Premier League but the prospect of that now looks slim after both the player and the club refuted those rumours.

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