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Mario Balotelli's agent insists it is "never too late" for the Liverpool striker as he looks to find a way out of Anfield.
Mino Raiola has been tasked with finding a destination for the 25-year-old Italy international, who has not travelled with the Reds' squad to the United States after being told by manager Jurgen Klopp he has no future at the club.
"In life it's never too late," Raiola told Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport.
"If you think Mario makes me despair, you're wrong because his life has improved a lot and now he just needs the right opportunity.
"Where will he go? I'm saying nothing. Let's see what happens. I won't close the door on any solution. That goes for Mario and all my players.
"I listen to what is offered to me and then I decide along with them."
Mario Balotelli has reported for the start of pre-season training with Liverpool.
The 25-year-old Italian spent last season on loan at AC Milan but is now back with the Reds and Press Association Sport understands he trained on Saturday at the club's Melwood base.
Alongside him at training were Mamadou Sakho, Lazar Markovic and Luis Alberto plus other players not away on international duty. Sergi Canos also reported to Melwood.
Coach Andreas Kornmayer led Saturday's session, which focused primarily on testing.
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Mario Balotelli has admitted he was never happy at Liverpool and does not want to go back.
The 25-year-old former Manchester City striker is on loan at AC Milan this season after scoring only one Barclays Premier League goal following a £16million switch to Anfield in August 2014.
He has struggled for game time at San Siro, too, but after starting in Milan's last two Serie A games the Italian media have suggested he might have a future with Cristian Brocchi's team.
Balotelli, who has 33 Italy caps, would like to stay in his homeland and avoid a return to Liverpool.
He told Mediaset Premium, in quotes carried by the Gazzetta dello Sport: "In terms of my future I want to stay with Milan because I was not happy at Liverpool and don't want to go back.
"Plus, Milan have the money to buy me.
"I've played well in my last two games and there are six left for me to prove what I can do."
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The Italian has join the club for the second time in his career after a poor season at Anfield, where he scored just once in the league.
Mario Balotelli is one step closer to exiting Liverpool after arriving in Milan to undergo a medical.
The striker is set to seal a season-long loan with his former club, AC Milan, which will see them pay Liverpool around £3million.
Balotelli has agreed to take a pay cut for the season to make sure the move goes through.
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Mario Balotelli looks set to finally depart Liverpool after a summer of rumour at Anfield.
The Italian, who is surplus to requirements, is set for a return to AC Milan, according to Gazetta dello Sport.
Former Manchester City striker Balotelli will undergo a medical in Italy on Tuesday before completing the move.