Tottenham Hotspur could rival Chelsea and Paris Saint Germain in making a move for troubled AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli after the World Cup. Corriere della Sera claimed PSG and the Blues were planning on making a move for the Italian who has once again been embroiled in a variety of off-field controversies this season. But Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is now pondering a move for the striker – with him likely to come at a discount after his problems and with Milan keen to see the back of him.
The ex-Manchester City star has enjoyed a decent season on the pitch but has come in for criticism from the media and owner Silvio Berlusconi, who insisted he needed to work harder and “learn how to score”. And those comments seemed to have signalled the end of his Milan career with the Premier League and Ligue 1 sides ready to offer him fresh start. Berlusconi wants to off-load the player now but will not let him leave on the cheap. Despite this, though, any fee for Balotelli will still be regarded as good value due to the baggage he brings off the pitch. Levy is likely to consider doing business if he can get him for 10m, sources close to the club have revealed.