Liverpool and AC Milan are believed to have agreed terms over the loan of striker Mario Balotelli.
BBC Sport reports that the Italian international will take a pay cut to return to the club which he left to move to Merseyside only 12 months ago.
The same source also understands that Liverpool will subsidise some of Balotelli’s £90,000-per-week salary in order to get him out of Anfield.
The 25-year-old scored just one Premier League goal last season after a £16m move from Milan, and Brendan Rodgers has acknowledged that he is a failed experiment.
Balotelli was left out of Liverpool’s pre-season tour of the Far East and Australia and has been training away from the first team this summer while searching for a new club.
Milan managed to extract his best form between January 2013 and August 2014 and are happy to have him back at the San Siro for this season, but have no obligation to buy.
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