Balotelli, the son of Ghanaian immigrants to Italy, suffered racist heckling from a section of the Juventus support when he faced them in Inter colours in the past, forcing the Turin club to play a match behind closed doors.
In Balotelli's absence City have had a mixed start to the season, beating Liverpool and Chelsea in the Premier League, but also losing at Sunderland and exiting the Carling Cup with a 2-1 defeat at West Brom.
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