Liverpool prepare transfer bid for Mario Balotelli

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Liverpool will launch a £14 million bid for AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli after Arsene Wenger confirmed he was not interested in him, reports The Daily Star.

Citing reports from Italy, the English newspaper claims Liverpool are ready to open the bidding for the Italian striker at £14 million as Rodgers continues an impressive spending spree at Anfield.

Liverpool spending spree

Partly funded by the sale of Luis Suarez, Liverpool have been the biggest spenders in the Premier League so far this summer. The likes of Adam Lallana, Lazar Markovic and Dejan Lovren have taken their spending to around £100 million.

Reported deals for Alberto Moreno and Javier Manquillo will break that barrier, but Rodgers has no intention of stopping there, adding Balotelli to his wish list.

Arsenal drop out

The reports of Liverpool's imminent bid comes shortly after Arsenal manager Wenger confirmed that he was never interested in signing the 23-year-old. Arsenal had been heavily linked with Balotelli, but interest appeared to dwindle after Alexis Sanchez arrived.

The Frenchman told beIN Sport: "We cannot believe absolutely everything that is on the internet or in the papers.

"Sometimes it is created by agents or by press who need news. But in this case, it's not true."

Rodgers admiration

In comparison, Rodgers has been vocalised his admiration for Balotelli, hinting that there is a genuine interest in bringing him to Anfield.

"Balotelli is a big talent," Rodgers told reporters.

"I saw that in this time at Inter Milan as a young player and obviously going to Manchester City when we had a real close eye on him there.

"He's got all the qualities. He's 6ft 3ins, he's quick, his touch is terrific and he can score goals."

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