Balotelli had been linked with a loan move from Liverpool to Newcastle recently but the Chronicle have cited reports that a move will not happen.
A strange move indeed
While West Ham need a new striker, going for another big-money forward who couldn't quite cut it at Liverpool (see Andy Carroll) wouldn't be the wisest of approaches.
Little has linked the east London club with a move for Balotelli, who arrived at Anfield last summer in a £16 million move (as per the BBC), but punters clearly haven't been put off. The Italian is 8/11 to stay with his current side but the chances are they will try as hard as they can to offload him.
If the 24-year-old plays and behaves anything like he did last term, however, both West Ham and Newcastle will rue ever being linked with him.