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The former Italy prime minister has no regrets
over signing the ex-Liverpool striker despite
initially wanting to bring PSG's Swedish forward
back to the club in the close-season.
Milan president Silvio Berlusconi is pleased
that the club signed Mario Balotelli rather than
Zlatan Ibrahimovic as he feels the Paris Saint-
Germain striker might be past his prime.

The Rossoneri were heavily linked with a move
for Ibrahimovic during the summer transfer
window, but eventually missed out on the
Sweden international as PSG refused to sell.

They then brought in Balotelli from Liverpool on
a one-year loan deal instead and after a
promising start Berlusconi has no regrets over
Milan's transfer dealings.
"Ibra wanted to come to Milan, but they
wouldn’t let him go," Berlusconi told the official
Milan website.
"However we got Balotelli, who is younger. Ibra
is like me and is getting older.

"Balotelli didn’t get a pass wrong against
Palermo and God willing he really has changed,
he appears to be more serious and pensive.

"He made a series of runs and passes, linking
up with the other players. I hope he can keep
this going in the future. I talk with him on the
phone from time to time and he seems calm, I
think he has reached the maturity stage in a
player’s career.

"I can also see him playing behind the two
strikers. Balo can play in any of the three
positions in attack."

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