Ten players out to impress ahead of the January transfer window
While it tends to be his off-field antics which draw Mario Balotelli his substantial attention, it is his on-field ones that appear to have done for his career at Manchester City. A genius warrants indulgence and special treatment, but too rarely have the Italian's recent performances deviated from mediocre. Roberto Mancini seems to have decided that Balotelli is no Eric Cantona.
Despite promising a long-awaited blossoming at Euro 2012, the striker has spent this season regressing rather than kicking on. AC Milan are nonetheless interested in taking Balotelli back to Serie A, and a decent performance at Carrow Road on Saturday could prove to the Rossoneri that he is worth splashing out on.