Report: Besiktas not interested in Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli

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The striker looks almost certain to depart Liverpool this summer.

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Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli will not be making a move to Besiktas after they said they are not interested in his signature, reports the Mirror.

The forward looks set to leave Liverpool this summer, with all reports claiming he will not be a part of Jurgen Klopp’s plans next season.

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He has spent the season out on loan at AC Milan, following a disastrous first year at Anfield, but has not impressed with the Italians and they are not interested in a permanent deal.

His agent Mino Raiola this week claimed that Turkish side Besiktas were keen on his signature and could make a move.

However, the club’s sporting director Erdal Torunogullari has now denied those rumours, saying that their main priority is keeping hold of star man Mario Gomez.

“We know Raiola well,” the Mirror reports him saying.

“He’s even said Balotelli will go to Besiktas, but it’s not like that. We’re not interested, our priority is to hold on to Mario Gomez.”

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It will certainly be interesting to see where Mario Balotelli ends up this summer, with his options looking limited.

The last two seasons have been less than impressive to say the least, and there are not likely to be many keen to sign him.

However, should Liverpool be willing to take a big hit and offer him on the cheap, there is arguably still enough talent there to tempt some clubs into a move.

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