Mario Balotelli has undergone a medical at AC Milan ahead of a season-long loan to his former-club, reports BBC Sport.
The Italian international left the San Siro this time last year after they accepted a £16million offer for him from Premier League side Liverpool.
Failed Stint at Anfield
However, just 12-months and two goals later, The Reds want to get Balotelli off their books and after failing to sell him permanently, they are now close to completing a loan-deal which will see him return to his homeland and former club.
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The deal was announce formally yesterday, with Sky Sports News confirming the season-long loan deal after the two clubs agreed on a deal and on the wage package which was the initial problem holding up the deal.
Both clubs didn't want to pay the striker's wages, but it seems that they've both agreed on paying half each.
Spotted in Italy
Balotelli was spotted this morning heading to La Madonnina Clinic in Italy, with his medical expected to take place inside.
With no known injury problems, the striker should successfully complete and pass his medical back in Italy, and a deal should be announced later today.
The 25-year-old will complete a season-long loan, with a view to making it permanent this time next year if he impresses during the 2015/2016 campaign. However, there is no official clause in the contract just in case Liverpool want to keep Balotelli next season.
An AC Milan official has already warned Balotelli that this could be his final chance to impress and save his career after his failed stint back in England.
Not Wanted by Liverpool
Balotelli has been told by Brendan Rodgers that he is free to leave Liverpool after failing to impress during his year at Anfield, and in recent weeks he has been excluded from first-team training.
The striker has been forced to train with the reserves along with the other players on the transfer list in Merseyside.
However, the Italian will now leave the club temporary and will return to the San Siro.
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