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EPL : Manchester City signs Balotelli, Chelsea completes Ramires swoop

777   //    14 Aug 2010, 16:52 IST

Manchester city have completed the long awaited signing of the talented yet temperamental Italy striker Mario Balotelli . The player , completely out of favour at Inter Milan was determined to move to Eastlands and the saga finally concluded with last night’s signature . The Italy international getting his first international cap this week has been handed a five yr deal worth 24 million pounds .

Roberto Mancini has expressed his utmost delight at the signing of a rising star , developed and nurtured by him during his Milan days . Mancini said: “I think that Mario is one of the best players of his age in Europe, and I am very happy to be working with him again.

“His style of play will suit the Premier League, and because he is still so young there is a big chance for him to improve. He is a strong and exciting player, and City fans will enjoy watching him.”

Chelsea meanwhile have completed the signing of Ramires from Benfica . The deal was supposed to be completed a long time ago but it went on for a long time . The 23 year old energetic midfielder is a great addition to an ageing squad and slighjtly depleted in terms of midfielders . Ramires said: “Every player in the world would love to play for Chelsea and it’s a great opportunity that was given to me, I will give my best to repay this chance, and I am very happy.”

Carlo Ancelotti meanwhile is ecstatic about his new signing and hoped to have him early in the season.

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