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AC Milan coach Mihajlovic already tired of questions on Balotelli, 1 day after his loan starts

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MILAN — One day after Mario Balotelli's loan back to AC Milan began, Rossoneri coach Sinisa Mihajlovic is already growing tired of questions about the maverick striker.

After a series of inquiries about Balotelli's status at a pre-match news conference Friday, Mihajlovic snapped, "There's nothing more to add. There's no point in saying whether he'll play or won't play, what he ate, how he dresses."

If Balotelli doesn't play in Milan's home opener against Empoli on Saturday, he'll likely make his debut against Inter Milan — another of his former clubs — in the Milan derby Sept. 13.

Mihajlovic says, "When he's ready he'll play. If he behaves well he'll play. Otherwise he knows what awaits him. Leave the kid alone."

Balotelli scored only one Premier League goal for Liverpool last season.

PHOTO: Italian soccer forward Mario Balotelli meets reporters after undergoing medical checks in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. AC Milan's vice president Adriano Galliani said the club is in talks with Liverpool about bringing striker Mario Balotelli back to Serie A. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Italian soccer forward Mario Balotelli meets reporters after undergoing medical checks in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. AC Milan's vice president Adriano Galliani said the club is in talks with Liverpool about bringing striker Mario Balotelli back to Serie A. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

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PHOTO: Italian soccer forward Mario Balotelli meets reporters after undergoing medical checks in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. AC Milan's vice president Adriano Galliani said the club is in talks with Liverpool about bringing striker Mario Balotelli back to Serie A. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
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