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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

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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

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AC Milan reach deal to sign Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli

Italian expected to move before close of the January transfer window

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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.

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

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