English media claim Roberto Mancini wants a reunion with Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli at Inter.
The forward has failed to settle at Anfield and scored only one goal all season since his £16m move from Milan.
According to the Daily Star, Balo could come back to San Siro after all, but for his first club Inter instead of the Rossoneri.
The 24-year-old was launched into the first team as a teenager by Mancini, who also took him to England for Manchester City.
They had numerous bust-ups, including a training ground fight, but have always expressed mutual admiration and fondness.
Now it’s claimed Inter can resolve their striker issues by bringing in Balotelli to the club where he grew up.
However, few would accept SuperMario’s return, as he made it extremely clear that he’s a lifelong supporter of their arch rivals Milan.
Marco Materazzi revealed Balo used to come to Inter training sessions wearing Milan socks, which the defender would cut up as a locker room prank.
The final straw for Liverpool could well be accepting an FA charge for racist and anti-Semitic comments in an Instagram post, but offered mitigation for his actions.
“I apologize if I’ve offended anyone. The post was meant to be anti-racist with humour. I now understand that out of context may have the opposite effect.”