Up in smoke: Mario Balotelli caught smoking in Miami

Italy striker Mario Balotelli has sure put the disappointment of crashing out in the first round of the ongoing FIFA World Cup behind him as he was caught smoking while on holiday in Miami.

Balotelli smokingThe AC Milan forward, who was fined by his club last year for trying to smoke on a train, was seen lighting up on his hotel balcony over the weekend.

His only bright spot at the World Cup in Brazil was a headed goal against England.

Balotelli spent last weekend cavorting with his stunning fiancée Fanny Neguesha on Miami Beach

The couple became engaged on a beach in Brazil ahead of Italy’s opening fixture against England. And they were back splashing about in the waves this time in Florida just a fortnight after Balotelli’s side were dumped out of the competition at the group stage.

Neguesha is a 23-year-old model from Belgium but showed her colours in South America as she got behind Mario and his mates.

Balotelli is thought to be on the verge of a move away from Milan, where he has been since leaving Manchester City 18 months ago.

Milan is keen to offload the volatile striker as they look to reduce their wage bill, with Arsenal among those initially reported interested.

Balotelli is eager to seal a move back to the Premier League, but Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has denied that he is looking to sign the striker.

Wenger may not want him but the future Mrs Balotelli can’t keep her hands, and eyes, off combustible footballer.