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Mario Balotelli frolics in the water with daughter Pia, 9, and bikini-clad beauty in Sardinia

Mario Balotelli appeared in good spirits as he enjoyed a day at the beach with his daughter Pia and a bikini-clad beauty in Sardinia, Italy on Monday.

The striker, 31, looked on cloud nine as he spent some quality time with Pia, nine, who he lifted in his arms while going for a dip.

The footballer was also seen strolling along the sands with Pia as well as chatting with the brunette beauty who joined them for the day.

Good times: The pair were spotted as they splashed around in the surf

Upbeat: Mario Balotelli appeared in good spirits as he enjoyed a day at the beach with his daughter Pia in Sardinia on Monday

In good company: A mystery brunette was also present as they let their hair down on the beach

In good company: A mystery brunette was also present as they let their hair down on the beach  

Mario displayed his gym-honed physique as he went shirtless for the outing and sported a pair of red swimming trunks.

Sporting dyed blonde hair, he also wore a gold chain necklace and a pair of silver earrings.

His female companion showcased her jaw-dropping figure in a multi-colured floral bikini top and burgundy bottoms.

Pia, who Mario shares with his ex-girlfriend Raffaella Fico, donned a purple patterned swimsuit. 

Family:  The striker, 31, was on cloud nine as he spent some quality time with Pia who he lifted in his arms while going for a dip

He's scored: Mario grinned as he assisted his brunette friend with her bikini top

Family:  The striker, 31, was on cloud nine as he spent some quality time with Pia (L) before assisting his female friend with her bikini top (R)

Heartwarming: Mario displayed his gym-honed physique as he went shirtless for the outing and sported a pair of red swimming trunks

Heartwarming: Mario displayed his gym-honed physique as he went shirtless for the outing and sported a pair of red swimming trunks

Daddy's girl: The footballer got an affectionate hug from his young daughter as they relaxed in Sardinia on Monday

Daddy’s girl: The footballer got an affectionate hug from his young daughter as they relaxed in Sardinia on Monday 

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Back in September 2020, Mario was reported to be engaged to Italian Big Brother contestant Alessia Messina. 

Italian magazine Chi published photos of the pair together and quoted Mario as saying: ‘I am engaged, and I am in love,’ according to The Sun. 

However, the relationship appears to be no more as Mario shared a loved-up snap of himself with another beauty back in March.

In the photo, the footballer wrapped his arms around the woman and wrote in the caption: ‘Love is the strongest and most beautiful emotion you can feel, so love, thank you, let’s love each other forever.’ 

Look: Sporting dyed blonde hair, he also wore a gold chain necklace and a pair of silver earrings

Look: Sporting dyed blonde hair, he also wore a gold chain necklace and a pair of silver earrings

Stunning: His female companion showcased her jaw-dropping figure in a multi-colured floral bikini top and burgundy bottoms

Stunning: His female companion showcased her jaw-dropping figure in a multi-colured floral bikini top and burgundy bottoms

Adorable: Mario grinned from ear to ear as he played with Pia on the beach

Adorable: Mario grinned from ear to ear as he played with Pia on the beach 

Father: Pia, who Mario shares with his ex-girlfriend Raffaella Fico, donned a purple patterned swimsuit

Father: Pia, who Mario shares with his ex-girlfriend Raffaella Fico, donned a purple patterned swimsuit

Mario and Pia’s mother Raffaella had a brief on-off relationship, that began in December 2011 and ended in April 2012 following a furious doorstep bust up after Raffaella flew to Manchester from Italy to confront Mario over his alleged cheating.

Less than two months after their breakup, Raffaella revealed that she was pregnant, infuriating the Liverpool striker who claimed she told the media before she told him.

The footballer refused to acknowledge paternity, demanding a DNA test, which saw the pair play out a furious slanging match via the Italian media.

History: Mario and Pia's mother Raffaella had a brief on-off relationship, that began in December 2011 and ended in April 2012

History: Mario and Pia’s mother Raffaella had a brief on-off relationship, that began in December 2011 and ended in April 2012

Past: Less than two months after their breakup, Raffaella revealed that she was pregnant, infuriating the Liverpool striker who claimed she told the media before she told him

Past: Less than two months after their breakup, Raffaella revealed that she was pregnant, infuriating the Liverpool striker who claimed she told the media before she told him

Test: The footballer refused to acknowledge paternity, demanding a DNA test

Test: The footballer refused to acknowledge paternity, demanding a DNA test

Exes: Italy international Mario did not acknowledge he was Pia’s father until February 2014, when DNA tests proved his paternity (pictured with Pia's mother Raffaella)

Exes: Italy international Mario did not acknowledge he was Pia’s father until February 2014, when DNA tests proved his paternity (pictured with Pia’s mother Raffaella)

Despite this, the couple briefly reunited during Raffaella’s pregnancy, but had separated by December 2012 when Pia was born.

Raffaella, who has dated Cristiano Ronaldo in the past and also appeared in Italy’s version of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, sold exclusive first pictures of Pia to glossy Italian weekly Chi.

Italy international Mario did not acknowledge he was Pia’s father until February 2014, when DNA tests proved his paternity.

After receiving confirmation he broke the news on Twitter, telling followers: ‘Finally the TRUTH 🙂 …PIA … Sweet child of mine !!! your Dad.[sic]’

Post: Mario shared a loved-up snap of himself with another beauty back in March

Post: Mario shared a loved-up snap of himself with another beauty back in March

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