Raiola claims Italian is going nowhere this month…but the summer is a different story.
Mario Balotelli’s agent Mino Raiola has rubbished suggestions that the former AC Milan star will be leaving Anfield this month, but has hinted that it may be a different story over the summer, the Metro reports.
Balotelli was left out of the manager’s plans again for this weekend’s FA Cup clash with Bolton, with Rodgers admitting he had found life at the club difficult since returning from his native Italy last summer.
Yet, despite failing to score in the league so far this term, Rodgers has dispelled rumours that he will be making a hasty getaway this month and will instead be given the opportunity to prove his worth at the club.
And now the player’s agent, the unforgettable Mino Raiola, has also jumped in to deny that an exit will be made before the end of the January window, but has hinted that things could change over the summer.
“Yes, he is happy at Liverpool,” Raiola said.
“Nobody is happy to be left out but he reacted in a professional way.
“We didn’t ask to leave. It is too early, with the injury, to say we leave in January.
“There are no big problems. He’s adapting to a new style that the manager wants. We’ll see in the summer.”