It would appear as if Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli’s uneventful time on Merseyside could be coming to an end after a season in which the 24-year-old Italian international failed to deliver the goods.
Liverpool has now signed Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke for £32.5 million adding yet more reasons why Balotelli is no longer needed at Anfield.
The problem however lies on two-fronts, with Liverpool wanting to get back as much of the £16 million they paid to AC Milan for him, and the fact for a striker who is not scoring goals Balotelli still receives wages of £100,000 per-week.
There was talk about a possible loan move to Sampdoria, but that seems to have faded away with little hope in sight until newly promoted Serie A side Bologna today expressed an interest in doing some kind of a deal.
Club director Pantaleo Corvino is willing to offer the Italian striker a lifeline and help get his career back on track if he can come to some sort of agreement with Liverpool.
“I would take him, he would be highly motivated here,” Corvino told the Corriere dello Sport.
“Of course, Bologna have to respect certain financial parameters, but for the right price I would even look at the possibility of buying him outright.”