Brescia set to send Balotelli packing

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Mario Balotelli’s three-year deal at Brescia is set to be terminated after a public fall-out over the player’s training no-show.

The former Manchester City and Liverpool striker has been involved in an acrimonious bust-up with club president Massimo Cellino as he has been deserting the Serie A team’s return to training after coronavirus restrictions in Italy were eased.

Brescia offered Balotelli a consensual termination of his contract at the club, but he rejected the proposal and his lawyer Mattia Grassani has now received a letter confirming the player’s employment at the club is set to be terminated.

In May, Balotelli was told to train on his own after failing a series of physical tests to which he had been subjected, and the situation escalated day after day.

The 29-year-old has been absent from the team’s training sessions in the last few days and has sent the club a medical certificate proving he is suffering from gastroenteritis.

The matter is expected to be resolved by an independent arbitration panel with the player set to submit a claim of wrongful termination.

By Sky Sports

Edited by Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

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