Rafa Benitez is very interested in this young hotshot and now he appears to have handed in a transfer request to Jose Mourinho so could he be about to the subject of a bid from the Merseyside club?
Inter striker Mario Balotelli is ready to hand coach Jose Mourinho a transfer request as he is furious at being snubbed, according to Sportmediaset…
The Italian under-21 international is fed up of being used as the spare wheel in the Inter juggernaut and he wants out.
A January exit is now on the horizon for Balotelli who is desperate for regular football. (goal.com)
Italy Under-21 International Mario Balotelli is still reportedly being chased by Premier League giants Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea, who are all keen to bring the Inter Milan striker to England.
18-year-old Balotelli, who was born to a Ghanaian family before being put up for adoption, passed up the opportunity to play for Ghana in the summer after receiving a call-up to the national squad.
Balotelli is valued at £19million by Inter and is understood to currently earn £1.1million-a-year at Jose Mourinho’s side, with it also believed that Balotelli is eager to remain at the Serie A Champions. (Premiershiplatest.com)
Rafa Benitez continues to enjoy a great start to the season but that hasn’t stopped a constant raft of rumours linking him with new signings and given that the Spaniard is steadily developing a great group of young stars you can see why he has been heavily linked with a move for this terrific young Italian striker. Jose Mourinho may value the teenager at £19m but it has been rumoured that the club may be content to cash in on their wantaway frontman for a fee nearer to £11m and it could be a very wise investment if the Anfield boss does indeed make a move and now that Super Mario is about to hand in an official transfer request it does seem that a move away from the San Siro is very much on the cards. Are Liverpool fans excited about the future plans for their side? Can they see the club moving towards another era of dominance in the British game?