Report: Galatasaray latest club to express interest in ending Mario Balotelli's Liverpool nightmare

Liverpool's Mario Balotelli in action with Hull's Tom Huddlestone

The Reds are thought to be desperate to offload the Italian this summer.

Liverpool's Mario Balotelli in action with Hull's Tom Huddlestone

Liverpool are keen to get rid of exiled striker Mario Balotelli this summer, and according to a report from the Mirror Turkish giants Galatasaray are the latest club to express an interest in signing the Italian.

Balotelli was signed by the Reds in 2014 for £16 million as a replacement for Luis Suarez but has failed to impress at Anfield and has been exiled from the first-team in recent times.

Disciplinary problems and poor form hampered his first season on Merseyside, and he scored just four times in his first campaign.

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The 25-year-old has not played for the club since April 2015 and was shipped back out to former club AC Milan last summer, but his return to the San Siro has also been unsuccessful, with just a single league goal in 20 appearances.

Milan unsurprisingly have expressed no desire to keep the striker permanently upon the expiration of his loan deal, but several clubs are reportedly interested in a deal, with Galatasaray the latest club thought to be monitoring the situation according to the Mirror.

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The Turkish club lost star man Burak Yilmaz to a move to the Chinese Super League in January and their form suffered desperately since his departure, with just four wins in their final 16 league fixtures.

Balotelli would undoubtedly be a gamble for any club with his career having come to something of a standstill in the last couple of years, but there is huge potential still to be unlocked if he can overcome his form and attitude problems.

Jurgen Klopp will be desperate to find a buyer for the man who is allegedly on a weekly wage of around £80,000 per week in order to free up funds for signings in his first summer transfer window.

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