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Raiola: Italian press will drive Balotelli away from AC Milan

Mino Raiola insists the local press could drive AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli out of Italy.

The agent reiterated that the situation in Italy could force SuperMario elsewhere.

He told Milan Channel: "When I took him to Manchester City, it was because I thought he'd suffer less of this pressure. Perhaps it was a mistake to bring him back to Italy.

"Am I scaring the fans with this talk? I am realistic, even if in reality I said it would be a truly awful thing if Mario were to leave the country for these reasons.

"Anything Mario does gets blown up into a story. His private life is a public life, so it becomes very difficult for him to do his work. He does not have a normal life.

"I truly admire Mario, because I couldn't put up with the pressure he has for 365 days a year. There was even a huge story in the papers because he was looking for a dog. What kind of a story is that?!"

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