Liverpool refuse Parma loan bid for Mario Balotelli

According to reports in media, Liverpool on Tuesday have rejected Parma’s attempts to take out-of-favour striker Mario Balotelli back to Italy.

The Sky Sport Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claims that the Serie A club are looking to bolster their attack for the remainder of the season, with Balotelli seen as the perfect acquisition.

It’s reported that Liverpool are not considering selling the 24-year-old this month though, and that he will remain at Anfield until the summer at least.

The controversial Italian is seemingly becoming more and more of a fringe player under Brendan Rodgers, having scored just two goals for the Reds in 18 appearances.

Mario-Balotelli-ItalyHe made the headlines on Monday once again, having been spotted having dinner with friends in Manchester, just 24 hours after supposedly missing the 2-0 win over Aston Villa through illness.

While it may be a story blown a little out of proportion, it once again raises question marks about both the Italian’s professionalism, and whether Rodgers was just down-playing the fact he had left him out of his squad out of choice.

Balotelli hasn’t started a game for Liverpool since early November. The former AC Milan star couldn’t manage a single goal in the Premier League season so far. However, he had scored a goal for Liverpool in Champions League.

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