Wolves are willing to offer Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli a lifeline in English football and are ready to pay 70% of his salary, according to Italian journalist Davide Russode Cerame.
The Italian striker’s future at Anfield appears to be bleak, with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp having left the 26-year-old out of his first-team plans during pre-season before excluding him from his match-day squad for Sunday’s win at Arsenal.
‘Balo’ himself has recently held talks with his former manager, Jose Mourinho, as he sought advice surrounding his next move, and it appears that Wolves are plotting to lure him to Molineux.
Indeed, Russode Cerame has taken to Twitter to reveal that the Midlands side are keen on a move, potentially on loan, and are willing to pay 70% of his salary, which equates to €3.5m (£3m)-a-year:
“The @OfficialWolves just to have #Balotelli, has offered to pay 70% of his salary (about € 3.5M): The @LFC thinks.”
— Davide RussodeCerame (@DRussodeCerame) August 19, 2016
Liverpool are understood to be assessing the situation.
Balotelli spent last season on loan at AC Milan, where he failed to revive his career after a woeful debut season at Anfield.