Training with the under 23 side and frozen out by Jurgen Klopp this summer, it has been clear for some time now that Mario Balotelli has no future at Liverpool.
The controversial striker has been linked with a host of clubs - from Ajax and Bologna, to Lazio, Besiktas and even Wolves - as Liverpool look to get him off their wage bill.
However, could Balotelli's future actually still lie in Liverpool after all, as a member of Ronald Koeman's Everton squad? Sky Bet certainly seem to think so judging by their latest, quite frankly shocking, odds on offer.
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The betting company's latest update in their Mario Balotelli market has Everton as the surprise favourites to sign the Italian before September 3 at a staggering 8/13. Just a few days ago they were as long as 25/1.
The next shortest odds are for Bologna at 5/1, followed by Wolves (8/1) and Lazio and Besiktas at 25/1.
Considering there has been virtually no rumours or speculation linking Balotelli to a move across Liverpool, the odds are strange to say the least.
Maybe the people at Sky Bet know something nobody else does, but, even with Everton the odds on favourites, it would be a turn up for the books if Balotelli was turning out for the blue half of the city when the transfer window slams shut next week.
The rush to slash Everton's odds on signing the 24-year-old striker appears to have come after reports in Italy linked Balotelli to the club.
However, given that those reports came from the wholly unreliable Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla, it might not be wise to bet your house on the transfer actually taking place.
Everton fans will certainly be hoping it doesn't. After taking pleasure in seeing Balotelli flop at Liverpool - scoring just 1 goal in 16 appearances - the last thing they want to do is help out their neighbours.
In contrast, Liverpool fans must be waking up to these odds are crossing their fingers that Jurgen Klopp and co. somehow manage to convince their rivals to take the Italian off their hands.
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