Mario Balotelli reportedly offered himself to Serie A minnows Sassuolo, but they would prefer Alessandro Matri.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport and Mediaset Premium, an idea has been hatched to see SuperMario revive his career at the Mapei Stadium.
He is surplus to requirements at Liverpool and has been told to find another club this summer after an unsuccessful loan spell at Milan.
Italian sources now suggest Balotelli called up Sassuolo to offer his services, though it would have to be a loan move with Liverpool paying at least part of his wages.
However, La Gazzetta insists Coach Eusebio Di Francesco is unenthusiastic at the idea of relying on Balotelli for his attack and would prefer to take veteran Matri on loan from Milan instead.
Chievo have also been linked with Balo, but are again baulking at the costs of his salary.
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