Mario Balotelli close to agreeing Juventus deal

Wednesday 24th January , 2018 10:12 am

Mario Balotelli is closing in on a sensational move to Juventus at the end of the season, according to reports.

The striker is currently plying his trade in France with Nice, where he has scored 17 goals in Ligue 1 already.

The Serie A giants have a penchant for snapping up big players on free transfers, with a deal for Emre Can also mooted.

However, according to The Sun, they have now turned their attention to the controversial ex-Manchester City star.

Balotelli’s agent Mino Raiola boats an impressive clientele already, and his relationship with the Old Lady could be key to the deal.

A five-year deal has reportedly been drawn up, which includes a hefty signing-on bonus when the Italian eventually signs in July later this year.

It is understood the 27-year-old would be a key player alongside Gonzalo Higuain, rather than as his back up.

Although the fiery striker has already represented both Milan clubs in his early career, it is understood the Juventus hierarchy are under no illusions about his quality.

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