Mario Balotelli appears to be moving closer to a switch to newly promoted Serie A side Brescia. Brazilian Serie A side Flamengo were close to a move for the Italian striker but the Brazilian club have this evening confirmed their withdrawal from the race to sign Balotelli, with a statement published on their official website which reads:
"The Flamengo Regatta Club, athlete Mario Balotelli and their representatives decide, by mutual agreement and after two days of cordial meetings in Monaco, to close on this date (15/8) negotiations involving the possible hiring of the athlete."
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