The former Manchester City star looks set to leave the San Siro after just 18 months with a return to the Premier League thought to be his preferred outcome.
Arsenal were thought to be leading the race for the controversial striker, but with the Gunners’ interest having cooled Liverpool are back in the hunt.
Despite spending close to £100m, Brendan Rodgers still has cash at his disposal for the remainder of the transfer window, and is thought to be eyeing a replacement for the departed Luis Suarez.
Balotelli has emerged as an option, with the Northern Irishman having revealed his admiration for ‘Mad Mario’ ahead of the Merseysiders’ pre-season clash with Milan.
The Rossoneri are understood to be ready to axe their hit-man in a bid to reduce their wage bill, and Liverpool are keen to take him to Anfield for a bargain £14m.
Although a troubled character, ‘Balo’ has long been praised for his on-field abilities and scoring record.
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