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29th Jun 2015

Sampdoria rule out move for Mario Balotelli


Liverpool misfit Mario Balotelli will not be moving to Sampdoria, with the manager of the Serie A club ruling out a move for the Italy international.

Walter Zenga told Italian radio station RAI that neither Balotelli nor former Samp striker Antonio Cassano will be moving to the Stadio Luigi Ferraris this summer.

Balotelli has been heavily linked with a move away from Anfield after a disappointing first season in which he scored just one Premier League goal, but the 24-year-old seems keen to prove himself in England.

Liverpool have been linked with Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez, and might need to let one of their forwards go in order to free up space in their squad for the Mexican.

Balotelli has recently hit the headlines for non-footballing reasons, riding segways (badly) with his brother and tricking a reporter into believing he no longer speaks Italian.