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Big sister acting as Balotelli babysitter at Man City

Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli now has his sister acting as his minder.

Balotelli, 20, has got himself into several scrapes - on and off the field - since arriving at Manchester City in a £24million deal from Inter Milan last summer.

And with fears growing that Balotelli is homesick and pining for a move back to Serie A, his sister Cristina has been spending increasing amounts of time in Manchester attempting to keep the 20-year-old in check, says the Sunday Mirror.

Indeed, Cristina is such a regular visitor to Carrington that she even eats meals in the players' canteen.

Cristina works as a broadcast journalist in London and has acted as Balotelli's PR adviser throughout his career.

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