Footballer Mario Balotelli has become a first-time father to a daughter called Pia. His ex-girlfriend Raffaella Fico gave birth in Italy on Wednesday.

Mario is said to have heard the news whilst at home in Cheshire last night.

The baby came three weeks early but is said to be healthy and a source told the Sun,

He is expected to fly out to see Pia in the next few days. He’s very excited.

Congrats on your baby girl Mario and Raffaella!