Mario Balotelli celebrated his 25th birthday yesterday but the striker has been seen celebrating rarely in football pitch last season.

After joining Liverpool from Italian giants AC Milan last season for £16 million, the Italian striker only score four goals in all competitions for the Reds and has been out of favour at Anfield.

He was left out by Brendan Rodgers for the pre-season of the Reds and also has been asked to train separately from the first team squad with Fabio Borini and Jose Enrique.

Liverpool have reinforced their striker options in the summer with Christian Benteke and Danny Ings and young Belgian striker Divock Origi also came back to Melwood after a loan spell at LOSC Lille. Daniel Sturridge is sidelined due to injury but the Italian is currently surplus of needs at Liverpool.

Sampdoria wants to give the Italian a lifeline to save his career and wants to sign the layer according to Italian transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio.

According to the report, Sampdoria’s pursuit of Balotelli is being spearheaded by the club’s president Massimo Ferrero, however the Serie A club believe it’s a “difficult operation” to seal the deal.

The Serie A side have already started talks with Balotelli’s agent Mino Raiola, but the striker’s wages are said to be “high” and “a big hurdle”.

Di Marzio suggests that Samp’s only hope to getting Balotelli would be if Liverpool stumped up some cash to help pay the forward’s wages.


    Snehanjan Banerjee closely follows English Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga and Serie A along with other world football events.

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