Balotelli committed to Man City cause

Manchester City insist Mario Balotelli has not requested paternity leave for Christmas. It was reported Balotelli wanted two weeks off with his baby due in December.

Manchester City insist Mario Balotelli has not requested paternity leave for Christmas.

It was reported Balotelli wanted two weeks off with his baby due in December.

But City have declared the reports are wide of the mark and there's been no such request from the Italian.

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