Liverpool misfit Mario Balotelli is on the verge of quitting the Premier League for a second time as he closes in on a return to Milan.
According to reports in Italy, a loan deal has been agreed between the two clubs but there is a disagreement over how his wages will be paid.
The loan move will be free with no option to buy next summer, however, the forward’s reported salary of €6m needs to be split between the two clubs.
Balotelli could even agree to a wage cut to push the move through, a similar move to which he made when he first signed for Milan after joining from Man City three years ago.
The Italian international has reportedly informed Sinisa Mihajlovic that he is ready to make sacrifices to become an important part of the team, with the pair meeting over the weekend near Florence.
It is reported that the Milan boss informed the striker that this would potentially be his last chance to prove himself, and it remains to be seen what role Balotelli is given at San Siro.
The Italian giants were beaten 2-0 by Fiorentina in their Serie A season opener on Sunday, with summer signings Carlos Bacca and Luiz Adriano struggling.
However, that was in large part to a lack of service, and so Balotelli’s ability to create for himself will be seen as a useful addition to the squad provided that he is committed.