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Newcastle are said to be weighing up a sensational swoop for Mario Balotelli, a move which would see them trigger his release clause in a bid to avoid relegation.
That is according to the president of the club, who has also claimed that there has been no official offer as yet despite the interest from Eddie Howe‘s side. According to Fanatik, Murat Sancak said: ‘Newcastle was considering signing Balotelli.
‘But so far they have not made an official offer. There is an exit clause in his contract.
‘But I cannot reveal the amount of that clause.’
Sancak has also confirmed that an official offer from Saudi Arabia was lodged for the hot-headed striker, but that was rebuffed.
‘We refused,’ he said. ‘We said, “We do not intend to sell.”‘
Balotelli joined the Super Lig outfit last summer in another surprising twist in his career, but is enjoying superb form this season and leading their push for Europe.
So far this campaign, he has scored eight goals and picked up four assists from 20 appearances, with Adana Demirspor currently sitting in sixth place.
The now 31-year-old memorably also enjoyed a successful stint at City.
In his 80 matches there, he scored 30 goals and also won a host of trophies, including the Premier League, having teed up Sergio Aguero for his historic last-gasp winner against QPR on the final day of the 2011-12 season.
After leaving England, the Italy man has played for Monza, Brescia, Marseille, Nice and AC Milan on loan.
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