Thursday August 11 2016
‘Sassuolo want Balotelli too’

A member of Mario Balotelli’s entourage reveals Sassuolo and Chievo want the striker, but Liverpool will have to pay some of his wages.

The striker spent last season on loan at Milan, but the Rossoneri opted not to make the deal permanent.

Having been told he has no future at Anfield, the Italian international is looking for a new club, and it’s not been confirmed that Sassuolo and Chievo are interested.

“It’s true, Sassuolo thought of him,” Enzo Raiola, cousin of Balotelli’s agent Mino Raiola, and a member of staff for his agency, confirmed to ilMilanista.

“But in terms of wages we’re light years apart. Liverpool will never accept the figures on offer, unless nothing happens before [August] 31.

“Chievo? Yes, but these are the only two clubs in Italy who have tested the waters. Mario wants to get back into the game and feel important.”

It’s thought Sassuolo would offer Balotelli a €2m per season salary for a loan deal, but Liverpool would have to pay the remaining €4m.

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