Liverpool hoping to offload flop striker in big money move to China

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Liverpool are hoping that the new wave of cash flowing through Chinese football will finally help them offload flop striker Mario Balotelli, according to The Sun.

Balotelli has not proved to be a hit at Anfield, and managed to make just ten starts for the club before being shipped back on loan to AC Milan over the summer.

The Reds are facing the awkward prospect of his return to the club at the end of the season, and with one more year left on his current contract, they are hoping that a happy spending Chinese side will be able to take him off their hands.

The player’s agent Mino Raiola is already thought to be sounding out possible options in the far east.

Liverpool’s commercial chief Billy Hogan is also in China seeking out sponsorship opportunities for the club’s new stand currently being built and that trip could double up as a potential scouting trip to find a club keen on taking the Italian international off their hands.

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