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Mario Balotelli’s New Club Confirmed

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Italian international striker Mario Balotelli has signed for hometown club Brescia on a free transfer.

His free transfer move to Brescia was confirmed by the club earlier on Monday.

He has signed a three-year contract until the end of the 2021/22 season.

Brescia are back in the Italian top flight for the first time in eight years (since 2011) and they have made a big statement with the signing of former Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli.

The 29-year-old was a free agent before he was snapped up his hometown club.

Mario Balotelli became a free agent this summer after the former Liverpool star left French Ligue 1 giants Marseille.

He was released by the former European champions after his short-term deal ended this summer.

Mario Balotelli had earlier joined Marseille as a free agent during the winter transfer window in January.

He teamed up with 1993 Champions League winners Marseille after his contract with fellow French Ligue 1 side OGC Nice was terminated.

Balotelli fell out with then OGC Nice manager Patrick Vieira and that led to the termination of his contract.

He was a Liverpool player for just one season before leaving for Italian Serie A giants AC Milan.

Brescia would be his third Italian club after Inter Milan and AC Milan.

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Atletico Madrid midfielder opens up on United’s interest

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Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez has confirmed that English Premier League club Man United were interested in his services and that flattered him.

Unfortunately, the interest in his service has been laid to rest as the Red Devils have already secured the signature of Donny van de Beek from Ajax with a fee of £40 million.

Apparently, he would have given his nod to the Red Devils, despite not admitting that but Saul Niguez confessed to being flattered that a club like Man United asked about his availability.

The feeling for Saul Niguez became bigger when he heard former players like Rio Ferdinand speak of him in public as a good player. he admitted it was a positive one for him and his work with the Spanish La Liga outfit.

Of course, Saul Niguez is set to stay with Atletico Madrid for another season with the coming of the Dutch midfielder who is highly rated and has bee pictured in training.

With the capture of Donny van de Beek, the Red Devils are now prioritizing the signature of England international winger Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, with the latest claims that personal terms have been agreed upon while agent fees have also been successfully negotiated

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United slam Brescia president over Tonali transfer comment

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Brescia president Massimo Cellino had claimed that Man United made an offer for Sandro Tonali this summer transfer window but they were rejected and that has been denied by the Red Devils.

Sandro Tonali has been linked with a move to the Old Trafford for the past months with speculations that an offer could be made for his signature but he is now set to join Italian Serie A outfit AC Milan with an agreement almost reached.

Brescia president had claimed that the offer submitted by the Red Devils is £10 million higher than what AS Milan offered but the player was not interested in a move to the club and opted for the Italian giants.

It is also reported that the agent of the 20-year-old has advised him not to move away from the Italian Serie A so that his growth and development will not be tampered with.

However, Man United have come out to slam the Brescia president, insisting that they did not make any offer for the player, as reported by Manchester Evening News.

Howbeit, the transfer dealings are just getting started for Man United after they secured their first major signing by announcing Donny van de Beek from Ajax.

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Man United Deny Player Offer Amidst AC Milan Transfer

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Manchester United have debunked the statement credited to Brescia owner Massimo Cellino on the transfer of highly rated midfielder Sandro Tonali who has been dubbed the new Andrea Pirlo as a result of his similar playing style to the newly appointed Juventus manager.

According to Massimo Cellino, an ex-Leeds United owner, Manchester United were ready to pay €10m more for Sandro Tonali only for the player to opt for AC Milan.

The statement from Massimo Cellino has now been denied by Manchester United as confirmed by the Manchester Evening News (MEN).

Sandro Tonali is one of the young prospects in Italian football and the agent of the 20-year-old had advised him to stay in Italy despite the interest of foreign clubs like Manchester United and Barcelona.

Manchester United and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are still in the market for new signings to boost the playing squad before the start of the Premier League season billed for next week Saturday.

The Red Devils have been able to make just one addition to the first team squad with young Dutch player Donny Van De Beek signing for the club officially on Wednesday.

The club paid £40m to secure his signature from Dutch champions Ajax Amsterdam.

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Man United target to seal Inter Milan move

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The emerging report claims that Man United target and Brescia midfielder, Sandro Tonali would be signing with Italian Serie A outfit, Inter Milan on Monday.

The Red Devils have been long-term suitors for the 20-year-old but have not succeeded in their bid to have him. This is the reason why they focused on Bruno Fernandes and were successful with him.

Cor Sera claims that AC Milan made an attempt to snap up the deal as they tabled a late bid but that was rejected by Brescia as terms were not agreed upon.

From the report, Inter Milan who are also in the race will have Sandro Tonali and a deal is expected to be announced on Monday.

This remains a big blow to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who is making efforts to work with a young team in the coming season as Sandro Tonali could be a part of it.

The focus for the Red Devils is England international forward, Jadon Sancho and they have been struggling to convince German Bundesliga side, Borussia Dortmund for a fee to be agreed upon while Jack Grealish from Aston Villa is also being considered as their major target for the summer transfer window.

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No Italy Call-up For Ex-Liverpool Striker For This Reason

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Italian national team manager Roberto Mancini has revealed the reason why Brescia striker Mario Balotelli was not called up to his squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bosnia and Herzegovina and Armenia.

According to him, Ex-Liverpool attacker Mario Balotelli has not done enough to deserve an invitation to the Italy squad.

His last invitation to the Italian national team squad was in September 2018.

Roberto Mancini was reacting to the statement credited to the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) boss Gabriele Gravina.

The FIGC boss had said that Mario Balotelli should be called up to the Italian national team squad to send a message to racists in the country.

The Italian football scene has been littered with racist incidents and Mario Balotelli has been a victim.

He almost walked out of the recent league game between Hellas Verona and Brescia because of racism.

The Italian striker was cajoled back to the pitch by his Brescia teammates during the game which ended in a 2-1 win for hosts Hellas Verona.

Italy is in very good shape under former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini and they have a perfect record in their Euro 2020 qualifiers.

They have won all their eight games in the qualifiers.

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Man Utd Told How Much To Pay For Italian Midfielder

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Premier League giants Manchester United have been told the transfer fee required to sign highly rated Italian Midfielder Sandro Tonali.

Sandro Tonali plays his club football for newly promoted side Brescia at the moment.

He has been linked with a move away from the Italian top flight side since the days of Serie B last season.

Brescia secured promotion to the Italian Serie A at the end of the Italian Serie B last season.

Sandro Tonali has been involved with the Italian national team setup this year under the guidance of manager Roberto Mancini.

Manchester United are not the only club interested in the young Italian midfielder as other teams like Inter Milan FC of Italy, European champions Liverpool and Italian champions Juventus have also been linked with his signature.

50 million euros is the transfer fee mooted for the Italian player but Brescia president Massimo Cellino says that it would cost much more to prise away his asset.

Brescia owner Massimo Cellino said that it would take as much as 300 million euros for any club to sign him including Manchester United.

The Red Devils are expected to improve their midfield ahead of the resumption of the transfer market next year.

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Man Utd Plotting Big Money Move For Young Italian Midfielder

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Premier League giants Manchester United are reportedly planning a move for young Italian midfielder Sandro Tonali as they try to boost their squad in the New Year.

Sandro Tonali plays his club football for Italian Serie A outfit Brescia at the moment.

The news of the transfer for Sandro Tonali was revealed by the Manchester Evening News (MEN).

Sandro Tonali is seen as the heir apparent to the throne of Italian football legend Andrea Pirlo.

At the age of 19, Sandro Tonali has 60 career appearances.

He is a key player for newly promoted Italian Serie A side Brescia whom he helped to secure promotion to the top flight at the end of last season.

Sandro Tonali was a key member of the Brescia team that secured promotion to the top flight from Serie B in the last campaign.

He has continued that form for his club in the Italian Serie A this season.

Manchester United are in need of midfielders in the New Year and Sandro Tonali would be a perfect addition to the Red Devils squad though they will have to pay at least 35 million pounds to secure his transfer from the Italian club.

He fits the profile of a player wanted by Manchester United.

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Man Utd Send Scouts To Watch ‘Next Pirlo’ During Serie A Match

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Premier League giants Manchester United reportedly sent scouts to run the rule over Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali.

This is according to the latest reports coming out of the Italian media.

Sandro Tonali has been attracting the interest of several clubs because of his impressive performances for Brescia dating back to when they were in the Italian Serie B last season.

Brescia were promoted to the Italian Serie A at the end of last season.

According to Calciomercato, Manchester United scouts were in attendance for the sole purpose of watching Sandro Tonali in action for Brescia last weekend.

Brescia hosted Bologna in what was a week three game in the Italian Serie A.

Sandro Tonali ended on the losing side after Brescia were beaten 4-3 by the visitors.

The young Italian midfielder has one assist from his three games so far in the league this season.

He has been invited to the Italian national team by manager Roberto Mancini on two occasions.

Manchester United were not the only club in attendance during the weekend’s league game between Brescia and Bologna.

Dutch Eredivisie giants Ajax Amsterdam and German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund also had scouts in attendance during the game which ended in a seven-goal thriller.

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