Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is reportedly set to be offered a chance to leave Anfield and return to Italy ahead of the new campaign.
Sampdoria have already shown an interest in the Italian international, although club President Massimo Ferrero has insisted that he would want a discount on the reported €10m price-tag.
That would result in Liverpool losing him for less than half of what they paid to sign him from Milan last summer, and so Brendan Rodgers may well want to consider all options.
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Bologna have now emerged as one of those options after director of sport Pantaleo Corvino told Corriere dello Sport that he would sign him.
“I would take him, he would be highly motivated here,” Corvino said.
“Of course, Bologna have to respect certain financial parameters, but for the right price I would even look at the possibility of buying him outright.”
Balotelli will arguably benefit from returning to Italy as his career continues to go on a downward spiral. The 24-year-old scored just one league goal last season, and the arrivals of Roberto Firmino and Christian Benteke suggest that his opportunities will be limited further this season.