Fiorentina coach Sinisa Mihajlovic has backed Mario Balotelli to move to Manchester City. Mihajlovic worked with Balotelli as No2 at Inter Milan to Roberto Mancini, now in charge of City.

The Serb declared: "I'm happy my friend Balotelli could work again with Mancini at Manchester City. There he'll do better than he did with (Jose) Mourinho.

"I like his character even if player can be a bit mad, I prefer them to regular players. Clearly, then he is a challenge to manage. But you should be able handle it and it's not just a problem isolated to Balotelli."

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