Sassuolo rejected Balotelli – CEO

The Italian has fallen dramatically out of favour at Liverpool, but is unlikely to move to the Serie A club in the coming months, while Besiktas have also turned him down

Chief executive Giovanni Carnevali has revealed that Sassuolo turned down the opportunity to sign out-of-favour Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli.

Balotelli has been deemed surplus to requirements by Jurgen Klopp at Anfield, and is now training with the Premier League club’s under-23 side following an unsuccessful loan spell at AC Milan last season.

The 26-year-old is struggling to find a new home after Besiktas coach Senol Gunes distanced himself from the Italian and Serie A side Sassuolo have now become the latest club to snub the Italian.

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“Mino Raiola offered us Balotelli, but we refused,” Carnevali told RaiSport’s Zona11pm show.

In 20 league appearances for Milan in 2015-16, Balotelli scored just one goal.

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