Chelsea target hints at Serie A exit

Mario Balotelli (AC Milan)

AC Milan forward Mario Balotelli has added to the speculation he may be ready to quit the club in January, by tweeting ‘this is the end’ just hours after he missed a penalty in the 1-1 draw with Genoa, reports the Daily Mail.

The forward posted the tweet at about 5am local time, and did not expand on his message, leaving followers and fans confused.

Yet six hours later, Balotelli was back on the social media site, posting a message which read: ‘Forza Milan comunque e sempre.’ Which translates as ‘Go on Milan, no matter how and forever’

Reports in Italy have suggested the tweets could be referring to a possible January transfer, with Chelsea finding themselves linked with a move for the former Manchester City forward in recent weeks.

Jose Mourinho is in the market for a new striker in January, and may well move for the maverick forward having already managed him at Inter Milan.

Other theories however claim Balotelli was hinting Milan’s under pressure coach Massimiliano Allegri could be facing the sack.

Balotelli has struggled for form in recent weeks at the struggling club, who currently sit in 11th place in Serie A and without a win in seven in all competitions.

Balotelli missed his second penalty of the season in the 36th minute with the score level at 1-1. He had previously enjoyed a perfect record from the spot prior to his return to Italy.

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