Mario Balotelli remains highly likely to move on from Nice, with coach Patrick Vieira urging the club to "do what's necessary to enable him to leave."
Balotelli did not attend the start of preseason training last month, arriving at the club two weeks later after talks over a proposed move to Marseille had ground to a halt.
The former Manchester City and Liverpool striker played no part in Nice's 1-0 defeat to Reims in their Ligue 1 season-opener on Saturday, and Vieira told Canal Plus that Balotelli...
Mario Balotelli has finally begun preseason training with Nice over two weeks later than the rest of Patrick Vieira's squad.
Balotelli was an unexplained absence when Vieira took charge of his first training session with the Ligue 1 club at the start of July.
Amid media speculation that Balotelli was set to end his two-season stint with Nice and join rivals Marseille, the Italy forward had kept himself out of the spotlight.
However, he returned on Tuesday afternoon for an individual session -- though...
Mario Balotelli uses England World Cup exit to hit back at fans 'who sent me stupid messages and insults'
Mario Balotelli responded to England's World Cup semifinal defeat to Croatia with a message on Instagram in which he said it was payback to all those who had insulted him down the years.
The former Manchester City and Liverpool forward posted an Instagram story of him watching the game with a friend, and the final picture he posted conveyed a message to the England fans who he accused of spoiling his two spells in the Premier League.
"I'm sorry.. because I love England but for those who sent me...