Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has added spice to Monday's Premier League showdown with Liverpool by claiming new signing Mario Balotelli has the potential to be better than Fernando Torres.
Roberto Mancini saluted debutant Mario Balotelli after the Italy striker put Manchester City on the road to the group stages of the Europa League.
Mario Balotelli could make his debut for Manchester City in Thursday's Europa League clash against Timisoara after UEFA confirmed he could still be registered for the competition.
Mario Balotelli is yet to kick a ball in anger for Manchester City, but the Italian has already confirmed they were not his first choice.
Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Inter Milan striker Mario Balotelli on a five-year deal.
Mario Balotelli is finally set to complete his move to Manchester City, with the player's agent stating the deal could be completed on Friday.
Kolo Toure has described Manchester City target Mario Balotelli as a "great player" and says he told the Italian that the City squad are eagerly awaiting his arrival at Eastlands.
Manchester City target Mario Balotelli has refused to rule out a stay at Inter.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is confident his club can complete deals for Mario Balotelli and James Milner before the transfer window closes.
A deal for Mario Balotelli to move to Manchester City is still on, according to his agent, who also added that other clubs are keen on signing the Inter Milan striker.
Mario Balotelli's agent insists a transfer to Manchester City will be completed but admitted the deal is in a "delicate" phase.
Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti believes Mario Balotelli will turn Manchester City into genuine title contenders.
Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti claims that Mario Balotelli is not "indispensable" and has yet to prove himself fully, as the striker looks set to seal a move to Manchester City.
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has warned clubs interested in Mario Balotelli that the young striker's talent is tempered by a poor attitude, as the race for his signature continues.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has reiterated his desire to sign Mario Balotelli, but does not expect a quick conclusion to the saga.
Inter defender Ivan Cordoba has advised Mario Balotelli to leave the San Siro this summer.