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Will "bad boy" Balotelli's return help his boss Berlusconi?

A fan flanks soccer player Mario Balotelli of Italy as Balotelli arrives at the AC Milan medical centre in Busto Arsizio near Milan January 30, 2013. Balotelli, the hot-tempered forward who had been playing for Manchester City, is poised to sign for AC Milan, the club owned by the former prime minister vying for a political comeback. REUTERS/Stringer

A fan flanks soccer player Mario Balotelli of Italy as Balotelli arrives at the AC Milan medical centre in Busto Arsizio near Milan January 30, 2013. Balotelli, the hot-tempered forward who had been playing for Manchester City, is poised to sign for...more

A fan flanks soccer player Mario Balotelli of Italy as Balotelli arrives at the AC Milan medical centre in Busto Arsizio near Milan January 30, 2013. Balotelli, the hot-tempered forward who had been playing for Manchester City, is poised to sign for AC Milan, the club owned by the former prime minister vying for a political comeback. REUTERS/Stringer
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Fans flanks soccer player Mario Balotelli (C) of Italy as Balotelli arrives at the AC Milan medical centre in Busto Arsizio near Milan January 30, 2013. Balotelli, the hot-tempered forward who had been playing for Manchester City, is poised to sign for AC Milan, the club owned by the former prime minister vying for a political comeback. REUTERS/Stringer

Fans flanks soccer player Mario Balotelli (C) of Italy as Balotelli arrives at the AC Milan medical centre in Busto Arsizio near Milan January 30, 2013. Balotelli, the hot-tempered forward who had been playing for Manchester City, is poised to sign...more

Fans flanks soccer player Mario Balotelli (C) of Italy as Balotelli arrives at the AC Milan medical centre in Busto Arsizio near Milan January 30, 2013. Balotelli, the hot-tempered forward who had been playing for Manchester City, is poised to sign for AC Milan, the club owned by the former prime minister vying for a political comeback. REUTERS/Stringer
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Soccer player Mario Balotelli of Italy arrives at the AC Milan medical centre in Busto Arsizio near Milan January 30, 2013. Balotelli, the hot-tempered forward who had been playing for Manchester City, is poised to sign for AC Milan, the club owned by the former prime minister vying for a political comeback. REUTERS/Stringer

Soccer player Mario Balotelli of Italy arrives at the AC Milan medical centre in Busto Arsizio near Milan January 30, 2013. Balotelli, the hot-tempered forward who had been playing for Manchester City, is poised to sign for AC Milan, the club owned...more

Soccer player Mario Balotelli of Italy arrives at the AC Milan medical centre in Busto Arsizio near Milan January 30, 2013. Balotelli, the hot-tempered forward who had been playing for Manchester City, is poised to sign for AC Milan, the club owned by the former prime minister vying for a political comeback. REUTERS/Stringer
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