A MAN has been arrested over claims he attempted to blackmail Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli. The incident, thought to surround photographs of the Italian forward in a nightclub, was reported to police by his employers
A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: “Police in Manchester are currently investigating after an allegation of blackmail was made by a Premiership football club. A man has been arrested and bailed.”
The Mail on Sunday pictures of Balotelli, 21, drinking champagne were believed to have been taken at a nightclub on March 11. Earlier, Manchester City were beaten 1-0 at Swansea City, costing them the top spot in the Premier League.