Patrick Vieira hopeful of retaining Mario Balotelli at Nice

Nice-Matin report this morning that new OGC Nice manager Patrick Vieira, who is expected to be confirmed in his new position at the beginning of next week, remains hopeful of retaining the services of Mario Balotelli this summer, despite interest from Marseille.

At the moment, Italian sides that are interested in Super Mario cannot meet his wage demands, and no Premier League offers have been made for him either.

Vieira played alongside Balotelli for four years.

La Provence in the meantime are reporting this morning that Marseille have in recent hours accelerated discussions with Mino Raiola for the Italian, even if they are yet to make a concrete offer.


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