Italian striker Mario Balotelli will return to Liverpool after AC Milan President Silvio Berlusconi confirmed that the Rossoneri will not be offering him a new deal.
The 25 year old moved back to Milan on a season long loan last year after failing to impress in his first season at Anfield, scoring just one Premier League goal for the reds after his 16m pound switch from the San Siro in 2014.
Mario, who endured a tough first season at Anfield, proved to be similarly unproductive for the Serie A outfit on his return, only managing to hit the back of the net once in twenty appearances, scoring in a 3-2 win against Udinese back in September last year.
The striker will now move back to Liverpool for pre-season training. Mario started the last two league games for Milan, leading to suggestions that the striker still might have a future with the Italian club, but Berlusconi has confirmed that he will now be moving back to Merseyside.
Berlusconi said, “Balotelli’s contract with us has expired and there are going to be many players leaving us.”
“Players like Alex, Mexes, Boateng and Balotelli are all out of contract and there will be others released too.”
The 25 year old Italian striker was also left out of Italy’s squad for the upcoming UEFA Euro’s by newly appointed Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.