Serie A giants Sampdoria are set to offer Mario Balotelli a route out of Anfield this summer and bring him back to Italy, according to The Sun.
Samp’s eccentric president Massimo Ferrero is said to be ready to offer the 24-year-old a chance to revive his stalled career in Genoa.
Having began to see his fortunes slip at Milan last season, things took a real nosedive when he joined Liverpool in a £16m transfer over the summer.
“With us, the real Balotelli would return. He wouldn’t have a lot of pressure. Right now he has no hunger, he’s earning a lot of money,” Ferrero said.
“With bread and water, he’d return to be a true champion.”
The Reds may be forced to accept a lot less than they originally paid for Balotelli, and may even have to accept a loan deal to get him off their books.
However, despite his name still being a major draw, Sampdoria’s legendary boss Sinisa Mihajlovic may not relish the dealing with the probable distractions that the former Inter star would bring with him.
The club currently lie in sixth place in the Serie A table, only one point behind Napoli in fourth as the season reaches it’s final stretch.