Chelsea FC Transfer News: Milan Striker Wants to Reunite with Mourinho

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By Mark Wayne Eubank | January 29, 2014 5:40 AM EST

AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli knows what it's like to play under the guidance of Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, which makes him keen on reuniting with his former mentor in the near future.

"Of course I would like to play under Jose again," Balotelli told Sky Sports

The two first met at the San Siro when the Portuguese manager was forced to leave Stamford Bridge in spite of a successful stint.

Since then, they have had a very colorful relationship, mostly involving the French attacker's attitude towards work and professionalism. But eventually, Mourinho, who is known to have very good player-management skills, was able to win Balotelli's heart and most importantly, his respect.

"In my first days at Inter we had some problems, but then it turned into a mutual respect, and now we have a real friendship," he added.

Super Mario wants to, again, feel the sense of belongingness that he once felt when he was playing for a team overseen by the "Special One."

"When you are in Mourinho's team it is a family and he coaches on the principle that if all is well with the family it doesn't matter what is going on outside the team," he revealed.

The Chelsea gaffer is currently looking for a world-class forward that could take his squad to the next level.

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney was and is still on his priority list, but a striker with that of Balotelli's quality could be a very good, if not the best, alternative. He just needs to take care of the off-pitch issues, though.

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"Of course I would like to play under Jose again.” - Mario Balotelli
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