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The Morocco international ends his loan spell with the Cottagers to move to Serie A

Mancini said he felt the chance for Balotelli to join his boyhood club and be close to his family was too good for the player to pass up

10-0! Mario Balotelli makes an immediate impact at AC Milan

Striker features in friendly match

Silvio Berlusconi's political opponents have suggested that Mario Balotelli's move to AC Milan might have motivations beyond the football field

Ballot-elli: Opponents accuse Berlusconi of seeking votes with Mario move

"At the time of ancient Rome there were gladiators. Now there are footballers."

Balotelli's move caused wild celebrations by fans which ended in clashes with police

Balotelli completes move to AC Milan as return to Italy almost causes a riot

Former Inter Milan striker signs for rivals as wild celebrations by fans end in clashes with police

The Sport Matrix: Thursday 31 January 2013

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'As soon as I got the chance, I ran to Milan': Mario Balotelli arrives in Italy to complete AC Milan switch

What will the Italy striker bring to Serie A after completing his move from Manchester City?

Mario Balotelli talks with Sergio Aguero

Signing Mario Balotelli 'a dream come true' says AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani

Manchester City striker set to join Serie A side imminently

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A closer look at Liverpool's new midfielder signed from Inter Milan

Mario Balotelli with Roberto Mancini

Roberto Mancini: I had to let Mario Balotelli leave Manchester City

'Sad' Manchester City manager says he couldn't let striker miss chance of return to Milan after his side held by QPR

Mario Balotelli talks with Sergio Aguero

AC Milan reach deal to sign Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli

Italian expected to move before close of the January transfer window

Mario Balotelli of Manchester City looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City

Manchester City continue to downplay Mario Balotelli transfer speculation

'I don't think anything is going to happen' says David Platt

Silvio Berlusconi will fight Italy's coming general election

Silvio Berlusconi praises dictator Mussolini for 'having done good'

Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi praised Benito Mussolini for "having done good" despite the Fascist dictator's anti-Jewish laws, immediately sparking expressions of outrage as Europe today held Holocaust remembrances.

Mario Balotelli going nowhere says Roberto Mancini

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has dismissed the latest rumours linking striker Mario Balotelli with a move to AC Milan.

Kaka `

AC Milan pessimistic over deals for Mario Balotelli and Kaka

Pair have been linked with return to Italy

Didier Drogba

AC Milan keen to sign Didier Drogba

Former Chelsea striker ready to terminate his contract with Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua

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It is the most-visited, the most written about and the most parodied work of art in the world but the ‘uncatchable smile’ that makes Leonard da Vinci’s Mona Lisa so special is not unique according to experts.

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