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.
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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.
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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists Mario Balotelli's future lies in the player's own hands despite his omission from their pre-season tour.
The Italy international was among a number of players, Jose Enrique and Fabio Borini included, who were left behind at the club's Melwood training base while the rest flew out for friendlies in Thailand, Australia and Malaysia.
After just four goals, only one of which came in the Premier League, in his debut season the £16m signing is top of the summer clear-out list.
"Mario is obviously not on tour but working hard and training well with a number of other players at Melwood," he told a press conference after arriving in Kuala Lumpur for Friday's game against a Malaysia XI.
Asked if Balotelli would still be a Liverpool player come the end of the transfer window, he added: "I'm not sure, that will entirely be up to Mario. "He is working hard to get fit and we will see when the season begins."
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