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Mario Balotelli Set For Friday Medical With Liverpool

Striker signing imminent for the Reds.

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Liverpool look set to complete their biggest signing of the summer, with the Metro reporting that Mario Balotelli will fly to Liverpool for a medical on Friday ahead of his £16 million move from AC Milan to Anfield.

The enigmatic Italian has suddenly emerged as a shock replacement for Luis Suarez, who joined Barcelona this summer, with Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers repeatedly having failed in his attempts to secure a top quality forward this summer.

It looks as though he has secured a deal for Balotelli, however, with £16m perhaps representing a bargain after some of the fees the Reds have paid out this summer for the likes of Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren.

The report suggests that Balotelli said his goodbyes at the San Siro during Thursday and will now head to Merseyside to secure a return to the Premier League less than two years after leaving Manchester City, whom he helped to win the Premier League title.

Liverpool fans will be hoping that they see the good side of Balotelli, who is known for his erratic but sometimes devastating displays.

This was summed up by his 2014 FIFA World Cup, where his pace and power overwhelmed England in Manaus before he struggled to make an impact against Costa Rica and Uruguay, leading to widespread criticism in the Italian press.

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