Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has fined Mario Balotelli one week's wages after the Italian striker was pictured outside a strip club less than two days before a league game.

The 21-year-old accepted the punishment — believed to be around £120,000 — after being pictured outside the club in Liverpool in the early hours of Friday morning, contravening club regulations ahead of Saturday's game against Bolton.

Mancini said on Wednesday: “I spoke with Mario and gave him a fine of one week's wages for what he did.” — AFP

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