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Liverpool have agreed a £16million fee with AC Milan for Italian striker Mario Balotelli.
Brendan Rodgers had said Liverpool would categorically not be signing the errant Italy striker last month, but has had a change of heart.
Balotelli earlier told Sky Italia: "This will be my last day at Milanello."
The 24-year-old could now be set for a sensational return to the Premier League having left Manchester City in 2013.
Balotelli has been involved in a series of scrapes during his career to date, especially during his time in the Premier League.
On the field, he was sent off for Manchester City against Arsenal in 2012 in a defeat that almost derailed their title charge.
And off the pitch, there was the notorious incident when Balotelli set off fireworks in his house, leading to him revealing the famous 'Why Always Me?' T-shirt when he scored in the Manchester derby at Old Trafford in 2011.
The striker's agent Mino Raiola has flown to England.Since returning to Italy, he has scored 30 goals in 54 games, the same amount he scored for City in 80 games.
And it is easy to forget that he has already won four titles in two countries, a Champions League and the FA Cup and Coppa Italia by the age of 24.