Nice - Liverpool's outcast Italian striker Mario Balotelli
was to have a medical at French side Nice on Wednesday amid transfer deadline
day talks between the clubs, l'Equipe newspaper reported.
The 26-year-old could be sold or loaned to Nice, the report
said. Once one of the biggest hopes in Europe, Balotelli has not played for
Italy since the 2014 World Cup and has been told he is not wanted by Liverpool
coach Juergen Klopp.
Also read: Time for Balotelli to move on, says Klopp
A Nice official told l'Equipe no agreement had been reached
and that the medical was "to save time" if an accord could be found.
"If the situation works out, maybe late in the day, it
will be done. If we don't agree with Liverpool, he will leave again," the
Nice want a permanent transfer but a loan was also possible,
the club official was quoted as saying. Balotelli spent last season on loan at
AC Milan but the Italian side chose not to extend the deal.
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