Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli a target for Bologna
Last Updated: 29/07/15 3:16pm
Mario Balotelli could be offered a way out of Liverpool by newly-promoted Serie A side Bologna.
The Italy international endured a frustrating first season with Liverpool, scoring just once in the league after being brought in to help fill the void left by the departure of Luis Suarez to Barcelona.
Sampdoria have already expressed an interest in bringing Balotelli back to the Italian top flight, where he has represented both Inter and AC Milan, and now Bologna's director of sport Pantaleo Corvino has hinted at a loan deal.
"I would take him, he would be highly motivated here," Corvino told Corriere dello Sport.
"Of course, Bologna have to respect certain financial parameters, but for the right price I would even look at the possibility of buying him outright."
The arrivals of Christian Benteke for £32.5m and Danny Ings have cast doubts over Balotelli's future at Anfield.
Manager Brendan Rodgers was non committal when asked about the striker’s future at a press conference last week in Kuala Lumpur.
"I'm not sure," he said. "That will be entirely up to Mario. He's working very hard to get fit and that's something we'll see when the season begins."