The Sunsays he is on his way out of Manchester City after partying 12 HOURS before Sunday's game.
Balotelli was seen entering the Panacea Restaurant and Bar in Alderley Edge at 1am - with City kicking off at 1.30pm against Spurs that afternoon. The Italian, 22, watched the match from the stands.
It means Roberto Mancini will now get the OK to make a club-record £45million bid for Atletico Madrid's Radamel Falcao once he gets rid of Balotelli. This is just the latest controversial incident involving the City bad-boy.
On eye witness said: "He arrived at Panacea with a big entourage and certainly hadn't dressed down for the occasion.
"I was astonished that he would be so brazen being seen out partying so close to a match, whether he was playing or not."