Report: Juventus linked with move for Mario Balotelli

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Juventus have been linked with a move for Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli.

The London Evening Standard claims Liverpool could pull the trigger on Italian striker Mario Balotelli.

The forward signed from AC Milan for a £16 million fee last summer, but has failed to hit the ground running at Anfield.

Balotelli has failed to score in the Premier League for the club and the Standard claims Juventus are at the front of the queue to take him back to Italy.

The paper claims Juventus’s thinking is to initially take him off of Liverpool’s hands on a loan deal, with the option of signing him for a fee of around £14 million in the summer. That represents a loss for Liverpool, which is something they may just have to accept if they want to move the player on.

However, for Balotelli to leave Liverpool before the end of this month, it’s arguable that Reds boss Brendan Rodgers would need to sign back up for his attack with Daniel Sturridge still out of action injured.

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