The controversial Manchester City striker was back in Italy completing the formalities of his move to AC Milan on Wednesday night. The 22-year-old arrived in the city in the afternoon and was swamped by reporters, photographers and fans as he was taken to a clinic to undergo his medical.
Balotelli also briefly spoke to the Milan Channel after landing at the city's Malpensa Airport, saying: "I'd wanted to play for Milan for such a long time. Obviously I played for other teams and couldn't come. But when there was the chance, I ran."
There had been no official confirmation from the Serie A club by early this morning that Balotelli had formally signed the four-and-a-half contract the Serie A club had lined up, but that did not stop their website publishing photographs of the player wearing a Rossoneri scarf and giving other details of his arrival.
Balotelli was also presented with a team shirt bearing his name and his squad number 45, the same number he wore at first club Inter Milan and at City.