New Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini, is reportedly planning on making a move for Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli, despite their past-times together.
The Italian boss took over at the San Siro yesterday after the club decided to sack Walter Mazzarri after their poor start to the new Serie A season.
Inter moved quickly to find a replacement for Mazzarri, and they chose former-boss, Roberto Mancini, who was their head coach from 2004-2008, before he agreed to join Manchester City in 2009.
Man City spell was a roller-coaster for both
Mancini has worked with Balotelli on two separate occasions, at Inter Milan during Balotelli's youth days, and also at City in the Premier League.
However, their last stint together wasn't successful and Mancini ended up selling Balotelli on the cheap to AC Milan during the winter window.
Training ground bust-ups
The duo were pictured on several occasions coming to blows on the training ground, and Mancini also hauled him off several times during Manchester City matches after below-par performances.
However, according to the Express, Mancini is ready to sign Balotelli once again as he eyes a reunion with him in Italy.
Balotelli only joined Liverpool this Summer for £16million, after leaving Inter's rivals, AC Milan, but after failing to score a single Premier League goal, many fans are starting to become frustrated at the Italian.
Brendan Rodgers is also considering the striker's future after his below-par performances, and his career at Anfield could be shorter than expected.
According to reports in Italy, Mancini is keen to strike a deal with Liverpool for the 24-year-old, and could also raid his old club, City, for Eden Dzeko and Aleksandar Kolarov.