Juventus rubbish Mario Balotelli reports

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Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has rubbished reports linking his club with making a move for Liverpool star Mario Balotelli, reports the Express.

Reports emerged yesterday that the Serie A champions would be launching a £14million bid for the Italian after he's failed to impress with Liverpool since moving there over the Summer.

However, Allegri has moved quick to rubbish the reports, claiming Balotelli belongs to Liverpool.

Balotelli Struggles

Brendan Rodgers signed the controversial figure from AC Milan in August for £16m, and despite playing regularly, the Italian has only managed to net twice for his new side, with neither of them coming in the Premier League.

Balotelli has failed to impress in Merseyside and there is a lot of speculation about his future with Rodgers reportedly ready to cut losses already and sell him on either in this window or at the end of the season.

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Balotelli was seen as a replacement for Luis Suarez, who joined FC Barcelona, but he has failed to shine at Anfield and could already be heading for the exit.

Interest Dismissed

As well as Juventus, Olympiakos and Napoli have been linked with the 24-year-old, but as of today, Juve have ruled themselves out of the race.

"I think this is a made up story," said Allegri. "Balotelli has done very well with me but he belongs to Liverpool and he is not a player that can arrive at Juventus."

The initial reports stated that Juve would bring Balotelli in on loan this month until the end of the season, and then make it a permanent deal over the Summer if the striker impressed during the six-month loan period.

As well as ruling out a move for Balotelli, Allegri has also been commenting on other transfer rumours and has confirmed that the club are interested in signing Borussia Dortmund's Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj.

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