Serie A - Milan deny Balotelli fined over airport row

AC Milan have denied claims striker Mario Balotelli was fined by police following a row over parking at an airport.

The 22-year-old, who left Manchester City last month after two and a half years in England filled with bizarre tales on and off the field, apparently parked his car in front of Linate arrivals and pretended to move it when police asked - only then to be sanctioned.

Milan claimed "normal checks" were carried out on Balotelli's car and claimed "there was no argument" with the local officers.

Balotelli, who scored twice on his Milan debut last weekend, cut a frustrated figure in Italy's 1-1 friendly draw in the Netherlands on Wednesday and booted a ball against an advertising hoarding.

Paolo Berlusconi, AC Milan's vice president and brother of owner Silvio, was lambasted in social media this week after calling Balotelli "the little black boy of the family".