He was spotted on a date with her shortly after the birth of his daughter Pia last month.
And it seems Mario Balotelli is hotting up his friendship with model Fanny Robert.
The footballer was spotted enjoying a night out with the Belgian blonde on Thursday evening but tried to keep it quiet by arriving and departing the different venues separately.
Night out: The Manchester City footballer headed out for a bite to eat before taking his night to Zouk bar
Balotelli headed out in Manchester with some of his male pals, first of all heading for a bite to eat at San Carlo restaurant.
Fanny, 22, then reportedly joined them inside.
But keen to not be photographed together the Italian striker then left the eaterie with his friends, while Fanny walked about 10 yards behind the group.
Although they soon took the opportunity to be together again as they then headed to Zouk bar separately and cosied up on a first floor balcony once inside.
The pair were soon sitting next to each other at a table as they spent some alone time together.
It was only a few weeks ago that the Manchester City star was spotted out for dinner with the model – shortly after his longterm on-off girlfriend Raffaella Fico gave birth to their child.
While Mario is said to be ‘delighted’ to become a dad for the first time, he has reportedly so far made no formal plans to visit his ex or his child.
It is not clear how Fanny, who currently resides in Paris, and the 22-year old Italian footballer met, but according to The Sun, he is very keen on her and paid for her and a friend to fly to Manchester so he could spend some time with her.
New model: In this promo shot, Fanny Robert shows off the credentials that caught the eye of Mario Balotelli
Candid: Model Fanny looks just as stunning in photos taken on her mobile phone
The source said: ‘Fanny is absolutely stunning and Mario really likes her.
‘They only met a few weeks ago but are both very keen on each other.’
During her trip to Manchester in December, she Tweeted photographs of herself sprawled provocatively over his garish, £130,000 camouflage print Bentley – which she has since deleted.
She was also seen arriving at the club’s Etihad Stadium with the football ace’s 13-year old sister, Angel, last month and leaving Manchester’s upmarket Zouk Bar and Grill with him.
On her Facebook fan page Fanny describes herself as a ‘professional model, actress, dancer and singer’, and has posted a series of photographs of herself in action.
At war: Rafaella Fico and her ex-fiance Mario Balotelli are estranged, despite her giving birth to his daughterr