Mario Balotelli is reportedly splashing out 750,000 pounds on a love nest for him and his pregnant former girlfriend Raffaella Fico.
The 22-year-old footie star, who has rekindled his romance with Fico, 24, after they had a dramatic doorstep bust up earlier this year, has commissioned an architect to design the new pad which will be his main base in Italy when on leave from Manchester City, the Daily Mail reported.
Fico, who is expecting the baby by Christmas, is believed to have not seen the new apartment yet, but has seen pictures of it on the internet and the two have discussed plans for furnishings with the new addition in mind.
The 250square metre apartment will be in Brescia, close to the foster home where his adoptive parents live as well as their children Giovanni, Corrado and Cristina and a few minutes walk from the city's university and football stadium.
It has spectacular views over Brescia as well as the nearby mountains and has floor to ceiling windows, several terraces, a marble kitchen and bathroom, with luxury fittings and has been designed by renowned Italian architect Elisa Bianchi from nearby Mantova. (ANI)