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The Liverpool Offside Aug 18, 2016

Rumour Mongering: Balotelli to Wolves or Port Vale

Could Mario Balotelli find himself in England’s lower leagues? Probably not, but maybe? As was always likely to happen, the transfer rumors surrounding footballing superstar Mario Balotelli have become increasingly strange. Throughout the summer there have been suggestions of Super Mario playing in China, Turkey, and smaller Italian sides, none of which came particularly close to fruition. Then a couple of weeks ago, the rumor mongers suggested that Balotelli could be off to the Dutch giants Ajax, dependent on their Champions League qualification. That too proved to be false. And just...
The Liverpool Offside Aug 17, 2016

Rumour Mongering: Balotelli Meets With Mourinho

The two controversial figures allegedly met, not to sign with Manchester United, but to discuss career rehabilitation. In all the commotion over the possibly departure of one high-wage, surplus-goods striker, Christian Benteke, we have hardly had time to dream up possible destinations for our other high-wage, surplus-goods striker, Mario Balotelli. However, not even in the most intense fever dream would the most rumor mongering of rumor mongers imagine linking Balotelli to Manchester United. Indeed, that is still a bridge too far. Who knows when or if the 52-year (and counting) streak of...
Liverpool Daily Post Aug 17, 2016
Did Liverpool outcast Mario Balotelli meet with Jose Mourinho?

Did Liverpool outcast Mario Balotelli meet with Jose Mourinho?

Reports in Italy say the duo had an informal meeting
Liverpool Echo Aug 17, 2016
Liverpool transfer rumours: Ridiculous Benteke clauses & Mourinho in Balotelli talks?

Liverpool transfer rumours: Ridiculous Benteke clauses & Mourinho in Balotelli talks?

The latest gossip and speculation on the Reds from around the web
The Liverpool Offside Aug 12, 2016

Klopp Addresses A Surplus of Strikers

Liverpool begin the new season with an excess of goal scorers. Liverpool begin the new season with a glut of leading-line men. Jürgen Klopp currently has six strikers to call on and nowhere near enough opportunities for all of them to get game time. The likes of Mario Balotelli and Christian Benteke are not long for this squad but for now they remain Liverpool players and while they’re at the club Klopp is intent on treating them as usable components. “The players who won’t start must still be confident and feel they are an important part,” said the Liverpool manager. “They...
The Liverpool Offside Aug 11, 2016

Ajax Abandon Balotelli Interest After Signing Chelsea Striker

Loan deal for Bertrand Traore removes Ajax as a potential destination for Mario Balotelli. For a time, Ajax appeared Mario Balotelli’s last, best hope for finding a new permanent home. Today, it appears the Eredivisie club is no longer an option, as Ajax have instead decided to bring in the promising young Chelsea striker Bertrand Traore on loan. Previously, as an 18-year-old in the Eredivisie with Vitesse Arnhem, Traore scored 17 goals in 36 appearances. He spent last season back at Chelsea, scoring four goals in 16 games for the Blues. This season, though, more regular minutes has been...
The Liverpool Offside Aug 8, 2016

Rumour Mongering: Chievo Ready to Make Balotelli Move

Reports in Italy claim Chievo is strongly considering Mario Balotelli. You probably thought Mario Balotelli already had been passed on by every Serie A club, but today, word out of Italy is that there’s at least one side that hadn’t considered the 25-year-old striker. That side is Chievo, who it’s claimed are taking a very close look at the unwanted Liverpool striker. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Balotelli’s agent Mino Raiola was in town over the weekend to hold talks with Chievo’s president Luca Campedelli about a potential transfer. If true, it might at least offer...
The Sentinel Aug 5, 2016
Premier League Gossip: Liverpool misfit heading for Amsterdam?

Premier League Gossip: Liverpool misfit heading for Amsterdam?

MARIO Balotelli could yet have a welcoming new home by the start of the season.The Mail is among those reporting that Ajax are ready to take the wayward star off Liverpool's hands.Mario and Amsterdam - stand by for a rich source of fresh news copy there.Everton are planning to spend big on existing players and new transfers.The Mirror says they are offering Romelu Lukaku £135,000 to remain at Goodison and out of the clutches of old club Chelsea.Related content: Stoke City: Joselu ready for...
The Liverpool Offside Aug 4, 2016

Mario Balotelli’s Future Hinges on Ajax Champions League Qualification

According to the rumour mongers, Mario Balotelli’s Ajax move could depend on their next two games. No big clubs in Italy want him and no small ones can afford him. None of the Premier League’s bottom half sides seem willing to gamble a chunk of the new television windfall on him. In Spain and Germany, there isn’t even a hint of interest. Even Turkish and Chinese options seem to have dried up. For Mario Balotelli, it appears to be a case of Ajax or bust. And for Ajax, it may be a case of Champions League qualification or bust. At least as it relates to their interest in Balotelli, with...
The Liverpool Offside Aug 2, 2016

Serie A Minnows Rule Out Balotelli Move

Mario Balotelli’s list of potential suitors keeps shrinking, and even Serie A minnows are starting to admit he isn’t a target. For at least a year now, there’s been a clear pattern when it comes to Mario Balotelli and pretty much any and every bottom-half Serie A side. Namely, every bottom-half Serie A side would be more than happy to tell the world about how they’d like to bring Balotelli in. Out of the kindness of their hearts. To help revive his career. When push comes to shove—or when it comes time to put their money where their mouth is—those bottom-half Serie A sides have...
The Liverpool Offside Aug 1, 2016

Mario Balotelli is Running Out of Options

Ajax appear to be Mario Balotelli’s last, best hope to avoid having his Liverpool contract terminated. In Italy, a lengthy list of bottom-half clubs have offered to take Mario Balotelli on loan for the year, but to do so they would need Liverpool to continue paying the bulk of his wages. With a year to go on his Liverpool deal and contract termination likely to cost less, that’s not an appealing option. Rumours of Chinese Super League interest briefly flared up before falling away, with conflicting rumours as to whether it was the player himself or potential buyers who had cooled on a...
Liverpool Echo Jul 31, 2016
'Mario Balotelli? I don’t have a favourable view'

'Mario Balotelli? I don’t have a favourable view'

Besiktas boss not keen on move for unwanted Liverpool striker
Liverpool Daily Post Jul 28, 2016
Transfer rumours: Liverpool FC's Balotelli rejects move from Reds

Transfer rumours: Liverpool FC's Balotelli rejects move from Reds

Italian striker turns down Besiktas switch as Klopp eyes new left-back target

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