Manchester City are actively seeking a buyer for Mario Balotelli.

Gazzetta dello Sport says City boss Roberto Mancini can no longer protect his Italian prodigy with senior players and management now having lost all patience with his antics.

The former Inter Milan striker will be in the stands on Sunday and is likely to have played his last game for City.

A return to City has been mooted, with City seeking £20 million to sell the firebrand.