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REVEALED: Balotelli leaves Brescia training early after Lopez talks

Brescia striker Mario Balotelli has returned to training this week.

La Repubblica says Balotelli visited the club's training HQ and immediately entered talks with coach Diego Lopez.

There's claims he arrived eight kilograms overweight and didn't last the session, leaving early.

Brescia president Massimo Cellino again took aim at Balotelli yesterday, stating: “He's a strange lad, he no longer has his mind with us and I am taking his departure for granted. It's not necessarily different to what he's always done in his career, he's just a bit anarchic.

"His contract is automatically annulled in case of relegation into Serie B, so with all probability he'll be a free agent next season, considering our status.

“(Former coach Eugenio) Corini cared for him, he allowed some lateness to slide, a few training sessions at a low tempo… We are disappointed, perhaps he will be too.

“We didn't sign Balotelli just as a media coup, we really did believe he could've given us an important contribution on the pitch. I thought, because I like him, that he could create something new for himself in Brescia.

“We are disappointed in him."

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