Balotelli rules out return to Liverpool

Milan, April 19 (IANS) Maverick striker Mario Balotelli has ruled out his return to Liverpool and has expressed his desire to stay with Italian giants AC Milan.

The Italy international is currently on loan to Milan from former English champions Liverpool where he endured a miserable 2014-15 season. He has struggled to make it to the starting XI at Milan as well, but has shown much better form in the last two Serie A matches.

“When it comes to my future, I want to stay with Milan because I wasn’t happy at Liverpool and I don’t want to return there. And plus, Milan has the money. I’ve been doing well in my last two games, there are another six for me to prove myself,” Balotelli was quoted as saying by Gazzetta dello Sport.

“I feel in good shape physically at last and am relaxed,” he added.

The 25-year-old centre forward, who has played 33 times for Italy, is also linked to a possible move to French club Monaco. According to InsportPlus, Balotelli has had a meeting with Monaco president Dmitry Rybolovlev, and is considering a transfer to the Ligue 1 outfit if a permanent move to Milan does not materialise.

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