The prostitute who sold her story after allegedly having sex with Wayne Rooney has had a 'brief involvement' with Manchester City ace Mario Balotelli, his agent said today.
Jennifer Thompson and another call girl were linked with Manchester United star Rooney before England’s World Cup campaign in 2010.
The fling, which happened at the time Rooney's wife Coleen was pregnant with their son, Kai, shamed the striker and in following months he suffered a devastating drop in form on the pitch.
Balotelli's agent Mino Raiola said that the Italian striker had turned down offers of an arrangement to keep the liaison with Miss Thompson secret
Balotelli is not married but has been seeing Italian reality TV star Raffaella Fico since last summer.
Mr Raiola said in a statement: 'Mario is a young and impulsive football player and as such he is an easy target for tabloids looking for stories and people seeking to benefit from being associated with him.
'Lately I feel that the chase has become more purposeful and women, in particular, are targeting Mario looking to make money from him directly or by selling stories to newspapers that relate to situations which they have intentionally pursued.
'It now seems that one of these women has succeeded and the newspapers have their story.
'In this regard, we therefore wish to confirm that Mario has had a brief involvement with Miss Jennifer Thompson, a well-known figure amongst tabloid readers in England.
'Mario prefers to admit what has happened, has refused any means on offer to try to keep the matter silent and will deal with any consequences his actions bring in the way of public attention.
'However, he prefers to deal with his personal life in private and had told those close to him about this situation prior to any suggestion of this matter becoming public.'