BAD BOY:Italian superstar breached a curfew
Manchester City will impose a maximum fine on Mario Balotelli if reports he spent the early hours of Friday morning at a strip club are confirmed.
Balotelli started and scored in their win over Bolton on Saturday, a result that moved the Premier League leaders five points clear of Manchester United
Mancini always planned on utilising the Italy international from the start and he did not hear about the alleged incident until he arrived at the Etihad Stadium.
The Italian was pleased with the former Inter Milan’s ace display against Wanderers, although he will be seeking talks to establish if the report is true.
“I don’t know if it’s true because I heard about this here at the stadium from the newspaper,” commented Mancini.
“We prepared for this game with Mario because he was fresh. It’s normal that I speak with him.
“Mario played well. He had a lot of chances. If next time he goes to sleep early he can score three or four goals.