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Vieira - Balotelli could yet stay

11th January 2019, 13:48 by Tom Hill

Nice manager Patrick Vieira has claimed that forward Mario Balotelli may still see out his deal at the club.

Reports earlier this week suggested the Italy international could be on his way before the end of the January transfer window.

The former Manchester City man has missed the club's last four matches and he was recently given time to think about his future by Vieira.

He is set to miss Saturday's game against Bordeaux but Vieira insists the forward can stay and have a future at the club.

"Mario is still here. He's a player who is under contract, but Mario is still here. Mario is still part of the squad," Vieira said.

"He's in a situation where he needs to think about his future in terms of what he wants to do and his options.

"We're waiting for him to come back to know what he wants to do. Nothing is impossible, from the moment when a player is under contract nothing is impossible."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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