The Italian has been in fine form this season but was less than impressed with proceedings on Tuesday evening as the deadline edged to a close

Mario Balotelli took to Twitter on Tuesday to share what caught his eye during an anticlimactic transfer deadline day. 

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Rather than Odion Ighalo’s mega-money switch to China, though, or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s declaration in regards to his Borussia Dortmund future, Balotelli’s focus was firmly on the female TV presenters on Sky Sports Calciomercato.

“The girls on Sky Sport calciomercato are definitely more interesting than the signings being made” https://t.co/CLBck288e4

— footballitalia (@footballitalia) January 31, 2017

The 26-year-old stated: “The girls on Sky Sports calciomercato are definitely more interesting than the signings being made.”

Balotelli, who has scored nine goals in 11 Ligue 1 appearances for title-chasing Nice this season, was able to watch the deals unfold in full knowledge of where his future lies.

The former Manchester City forward left the Etihad in January 2013 to join AC Milan in a £20 million move, where he played three seasons either side of a short-lived spell at Liverpool.