Reports: Mario Balotelli dodges fine over driving license

Mario Balotelli has avoided a fine from Milan for having his driving license revoked, according to reports.

Mario Balotelli has avoided a fine from Milan for having his driving license revoked, according to reports.

News broke yesterday that the controversial striker was caught speeding in Brescia at almost twice the speed limit, resulting in his license being withdrawn.

The 25-year-old is back at the Rossoneri on loan from Liverpool and is believed to have agreed to a list of behaviour-related clauses before signing his contract.

However, Corriere della Sera has reported today that the Italy international will escape a fine from the club for this episode.

The newspaper writes that the Rossoneri’s legal team have evaluated whether or not the striker has violated the ethical code of conduct and decided not to proceed with any action.

Muss seine körperliche Verfassung verbessern: Mario Balotelli
Muss seine körperliche Verfassung verbessern: Mario Balotelli – Imago

AUSPICIOUS START TO MILAN RETURN AFTER ‘OVERWEIGHT’ ISSUE

This comes days after Balotelli was told he needs to lose weight and quickly by AC Milan boss Sinisa Mihajlovic.

The Italian, who is on loan from Liverpool, returned to the San Siro this summer after a nightmare season with Brendan Rodgers’s side in which he only mustered one Premier League goal.

Balotelli scored on his first game back with the Rossoneri in a friendly win over fourth-tier side Modena, but his boss Mihajlovic says he is not in the right shape physically.

” He’s not played for a while and he still has to improve,” Mihajlovic told .”

” He’s training well and his physical tests are satisfactory, but he’s three kilogrammes overweight. He’s on a diet and when he’s ready he will play.””

Milan CEO Adrian Galliani was less concerned by Balotelli’s weight issues, however, and said he was excited to see him back in competitive action for the club.

“His fitness is improving, physically he’s in a good place and he can do what he wants when he has the ball. Let’s hope his goal augurs well for the rest of the season,” he said.

“When I see goals like that I get excited.”