Raiola says 'Balotelli will play for Dortmund' - but is he serious?

Mario Balotelli Nice Ligue 1
The 26-year-old striker is looking for a new club after leaving Nice and his agent has boosted links to the Bundesliga when he turned up at the club

Mario Balotelli will be a Borussia Dortmund player next season, if Mino Raiola's comments upon arriving at the club are to be believed.

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As journalists gathered around Dortmund awaiting the arrival of new coach Peter Bosz from Ajax, they were surprised to see Raiola turn up.

The agent recently stated the Bundesliga club and Marseille were interested in former Manchester City striker Balotelli, and told the media a deal was certain.

"Yes," Raiola said when asked if he was at at the club to discuss the 26-year-old Italian. "Balotelli will play for Dortmund."

The Dutchman's comments have left many confused as to whether he was serious, as he could have been visiting Dortmund to negotiate for one of his youth players.

Balotelli is looking for a new club after spending a season with Nice in Ligue 1, scoring 17 goals in 28 appearances in all competition.