Mario Balotelli and Jennifer Thompson
Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli courted further controversy after claims he slept with prostitute who had a threesome with Wayne Rooney. Reuters/PA

Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has courted further controversy after it is claimed he slept with a prostitute who had a threesome with Wayne Rooney.

Jennifer Thompson hit the headlines in 2010 when she told the papers that she and a hooker friend were given £1,200 by Manchester United striker Rooney to take part in a threesome.

Fresh claims say that the vice-girl slept with Balotelli just days before he revealed a message on his shirt declaring his love for long-term partner, Raffaella Fico.

A friend of Thompson told The Sun: "It wasn't just a one-off. Jenny saw Mario five or so times and they had sex twice.

"The first time was after a night out in Manchester and he invited her back to a party at his mansion. A fair bit of champagne was flowing and things moved on from there.

"Jenny had no idea he had a girlfriend. He was acting like a single man. He knew she was the girl who had the threesome with Rooney. But that didn't put him off at all. He asked her all about it.

"Jenny was stunned Mario was interested in her. He turned it on and Jenny was flattered," she continued.

Fico has not responded to the claims.

Mino Raiola, Balotelli's agent, admitted the footballer had had a brief fling with Thompson. He called the controversial striker "young and impulsive".

Raiola added: "Mario prefers to admit what has happened, has refused any means to try to keep the matter silent and will deal with any consequences his actions bring in the way of public attention."

He added that his client was a victim of the press and people cashing in on his name.