AC Milan are again being linked with Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.

Milan-based Mediaset, which is owned by Silvio Berlusconi, says Milan are monitoring Balotelli's situation at City after being left on the bench for City's victory over Swansea City.

Balotelli is upset with his situation and feels he faces an even more difficult path to the first team following the arrival of Sergio Aguero.

City's owners have no intention of selling the striker, or even allowing him to leave on-loan. Milan, however, haven't given up and with close ties to the player's agent, Mino Raiola, are convinced a deal can happen before the market closes.

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