The enigmatic 21-year-old forward's future with both the Azzurri and his club side are now the subject of much debate in light of his latest misdemeanourManchester City attacker Mario Balotelli has revealed that he will talk with the Citizens at the end of the season to discuss his future at the club.
City manager Roberto Mancini recently stated that the Premier League side will "probably" try to sell Balotelli in the summer, but the striker has insisted that no decision has been made yet about his future
"At the end of the season I will speak with the club and we'll see," the enigmatic forward told ANSA in an official statement.
Balotelli also publicly apologised to Italy coach Cesare Prandelli and Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini for his dismissal in Sunday's Premier League defeat by Arsenal.
The striker saw red in the closing stages of the 1-0 loss at the Emirates and his latest sending-off has cast further doubt over his mental stability, as well as his future with both his current employers and the Azzurri.
Consequently, Balotelli, who was axed from the Italy squad for the February friendly against the United States because of his "agitated" behaviour, is now seeking forgiveness in the hope that he will still be given the opportunity to represent his country in Euro 2012.
"I want so much to be recalled to the national team; for me this is the most important thing," through his agent, Mino Raiola.
"I hope to be back in blue in April. I have already lost out on a call-up to the national team once. I don't want to do it for a second time.
"I am very sorry for what happened, for disappointing Manchester City and in particular Roberto Mancini, whom I respect and whom I love."
Prandelli, meanwhile, has already stated that he now plans to "calmly evaluate" whether to recall the former Inter striker for a training camp later this month.