Liverpool flop set for return as Italian giants look at alternatives

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AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli could be set for an exit in the summer as the Rossoneri are unlikely to sign him in a permanent deal, thus sending him back to Liverpool.

The Italian international started positively in his second spell at the San Siro, but a troublesome groin injury which required surgery has kept him out for the majority of the campaign.

Having recently returned to full fitness, Balotelli will hope to convince Sinisa Mihajlovic that he has a big role to play in his side in the coming months, which in turn could yet persuade the Serbian tactician to keep him at the club next season.

Nevertheless, it will prove to be difficult for the former Manchester City and Inter star, with Carlos Bacca and M’Baye Niang establishing themselves as Mihajlovic’s favoured front pairing.

Furthermore, according to Tuttosport, as reported by Football Italia, Genoa striker Leonardo Pavoletti has emerged on their transfer radar and the Italian could be subject to a bid in the summer.

The 27-year-old has scored 10 goals for the Rossoblu already this season, and given the active relationship between the two clubs over recent years, it would seem a logical and easy transfer to push through.

In turn, that could see Balotelli pushed closer to the exit door as he now begins to contemplate his next move in a career that has unfortunately seen too many false starts.

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