Marseille and Dortmund ‘want to sign Balotelli’
Nice may still be able to keep Mario Balotelli, but Mino Raiola says his client also has Borussia Dortmund and Marseille as options.
Mario Balotelli is wanted by Borussia Dortmund and Marseille, according to his agent Mino Raiola.
The striker is out of contract after one season at Nice, where he scored 15 goals in 23 Ligue 1 appearances to avail them to an impressive third-place finish, a Champions League qualification spot.
Balotelli, 26, verbally expressed last week he was going to take a break afore evaluating his next move, with a stay at Nice still possible.
But Raiola has revealed they face competition, with Bundesliga giants Dortmund and domestic rivals Marseille additionally keen to swoop.
“Balotelli trusts me,” Raiola said to Corriere dello Sport.
“I am picky and he knows it. Will he remain at Nice? We will see. He is wanted by Borussia Dortmund and Marseille.
“His performances at Nice have been positive, though Mario has to give much more because he doesn’t have many more chances.
“At the same time, I’m happy to see him very empowered in his role as a father.”