Mario Balotelli is in Italy ahead of loan switch to AC Milan

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Mario Balotelli is in Italy to undergo a medical ahead of his loan switch back to AC Milan.

The Italian forward is believed to be taking a wage cut to join up with his former team and Liverpool will be subsidising a portion of his wages.

It has been known for some time that the Anfield club were actively trying to sell Balotelli and the 25-year-old is finally set to end his poor spell on Merseyside.


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Brendan Rodgers brought the forward from AC Milan for £16m million last summer, as has to go down as one of the worst signings during his reign as manager.

We have seen the best and the worst of the Italian during his short career, and the decision from Liverpool to give him another chance in the Premier League always had the potential to go either way.

It turned out to be a thoroughly underwhelming 12 months on Merseyside, as Balotelli scored four goals in 28 matches in all competitions.

With the introduction of Christian Benteke, Roberto Firmino and Danny Ings, along with Divock Origi's return from a loan spell, the writing was on the wall for the former Manchester City man.

The last three years of the Italian's career have been a dismal fall for a player who was touted as one of the best up and coming prospects in world football following his move to the Etihad in 2010.

AC coach Siniša Mihajlović has claimed Balotelli has told him he is a changed man ahead of his return to the San Siro, but we have heard this from the forward who has caused problems at every club he has been at.

The option to buy for AC may be taken up should Balotelli continue with the same attitude he showcased at Anfield. For Liverpool it is a case of good riddance, mistakes learnt and they move on with a promising young side to bigger and better things.

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