Tuesday January 8 2019
Balotelli heading back to Italy?

As talks with Olympique Marseille break down, it’s rumoured Mario Balotelli has been offered to Parma, Sampdoria, Bologna and Sassuolo.

The striker has been frozen out at Nice after a series of rows with Coach Patrick Vieira and is ready to terminate his contract six months early by mutual consent.

He already had a medical at Marseille over the summer before the two clubs failed to agree a transfer fee.

A reunion was widely expected, but now Rai Sport and Tuttosport suggest the situation has changed due to Marseille’s disastrous form.

Instead, a return to Serie A is on the cards, with agent Mino Raiola allegedly offering Balo’s services to mid-table Parma, Samp and Sassuolo, as well as relegation strugglers Bologna.

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