The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION

After selling Suarez, Liverpool in talks to sign another controversial striker in Balotelli

  • Print

LIVERPOOL, England - Liverpool could be about to replace one controversial striker with another.

Italy international Mario Balotelli has been lined up by the Premier League club as a potential replacement for Luis Suarez, who left Anfield to join Barcelona for $130 million.

Balotelli, who spent 2 1/2 years with Manchester City up to 2013, left the club's Milanello training ground on Thursday for possibly the last time.

"Mario Balotelli left Milanello's sporting centre at 1330 (local time) after saying goodbye to his teammates," Milan said in a statement. "Before going through the gates, he said goodbye to members of Milan's press office."

Balotelli scored 14 goals in 30 league appearances for Milan last season. He netted 12 times in 13 matches the previous campaign, helping the team to a third-place finish in Serie A.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said he is looking to add a striker to his squad before the transfer window shuts on Sept. 1.

Suarez was sold to Barcelona after being handed a four-month worldwide ban for biting an opponent during the World Cup.

Milan could turn its attention to FC Porto striker Jackson Martinez — who impressed at the World Cup with Colombia — as a replacement for Balotelli

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.