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Reward for Roberto?

  • 03 July 2012 08:38
  • Posted by Nicola McCarthy

With the Euros done and dusted, it’s back to business for the tabloids and Roberto Mancini is at the centre of their stories this morning.

The Mirror reports the Blues boss has agreed terms on a new £20 million contract which will see him overtake Sir Alex Ferguson as one of the best paid Premier League bosses.

The paper’s David Anderson claims Mancini has given the thumbs up to the deal that will pay him £5 million a season - £1 million more than Ferguson is on at Old Trafford.


Of course, if a new deal is reached, we’ll be first to let you know.

Staying with money talk and Mario Balotelli’s agent has reportedly claimed the City striker is worth a staggering £200 million.

"I have always said that Mario Balotelli is one player that could become the strongest in the world," Mino Raiola told Sky Italia.

"He is probably amongst the strongest in Europe.”

"In the actual market I don't think there is a value for him, but if I had to give a price I would say he is worth 250million (euros),” he proclaimed.

Mario Balotelli

Balotelli has reportedly returned to his home country after his side’s Euro 2012 final defeat to Spain on Sunday and after the 21-year-old stormed off the pitch after the final whistle, Italy manager Cesare Prandelli says he must learn to accept defeat.

"There are times when you have to hold your hands up and accept defeat," Prandelli told reporters.

"Sometimes you must say your opponent was better than you.”

“I told Mario that these are experiences you have to deal with and have to accept.”

“But you also have to make sure this helps you going forward and you can grow from the experience. This has happened to a number of players, and will happen again, but this is what sport is all about,” he concluded.

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