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Napoli Ready To Open Talks Over Signing Liverpool Flop Balotelli

Napoli chasing the Italian forward.

Liverpool may be able to get flop striker Mario Balotelli off their books this January, with the Metro reporting that Serie A side Napoli, managed by former Reds boss Rafael Benitez, are ready to open talks over a potential deal to bring Balotelli back to Serie A.

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The Reds would, however, have to accept a financial hit on the Balotelli deal, with Napoli reportedly only willing to pay £10 million of the £16m that they initially paid to AC Milan this summer to bring the Italian international back to the Premier League, where he had previously had a moderately successful spell with Manchester City.

Napoli’s pursuit of Balotelli could be a precursor to Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain leaving the San Paolo, with the former Real Madrid star reportedly unsettled in Serie A after his side were knocked out of the Champions League by La Liga side Athletic Bilbao before they had even reached the group stages.

Liverpool are one of a number of clubs to have been linked with a move for the prolific Higuain, but there is no suggestion that they could look to do some sort of part-exchange deal with Balotelli used as a makeweight in a move for Higuain.

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