Balotelli has broken up with Raffaella Fico and their daughter Pia, who was born on December 5.
He told Vanity Fair: “I will not talk about someone who doesn’t interest me anymore. I am no longer part of her world, which is the entertainment business. When I have something to say to her, I do it in private.
“Of course I think about the baby. With the story I had growing up, do you think I’d leave her without a father? If it has happened so far, it is not my fault. I am not a nasty person. In fact, at times I am too naively good-natured.
“I would like to meet her and really hope she is my daughter. I have no intention of running away, in fact I’d be truly happy if she was my flesh and blood. However, I ask respect for a situation that is not as simple as it looks.
“There are complex legal issues that have to be faced carefully, for the good of everyone, and not through interviews.”