Liverpool forward Balotelli is finding it difficult to draw the attention of other clubs after Liverpool made it clear that he does not fit in their plans for the upcoming season.
To make the situation even worse, Balotelli was spotted smoking while on vacation in his homeland.
The former Manchester City star have always invited trouble both on and off the pitch – and the latest pictures that have come out do not hint to lessen the burden of controversies for the out of favour Liverpool striker.
As if it wasn’t tough enough to sell him already. Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli pictured smoking on holiday in Italy. pic.twitter.com/WSmZ2F7SRy
— Scott Saunders (@_scottsaunders) August 1, 2016
After a boat ride with his friends across the coast in Portofino, Balotelli was spotted having a gala time at the Strainer Restaurant, where he was snapped smoking a cigarette with his buddies.
Klopp have earlier revealed that Balotelli doesn’t fit in his plans for the upcoming season and with these controversial stories coming out, is sure to make it difficult for Balotelli to find any potential suitor this summer.
Balotelli was earlier linked with a move to Turkish champions Besiktas, but manager Senol Gunes has revealed that he is not interesting in signing the 25-year-old striker.
“Balotelli isn’t in my plans. I don’t have a favourable view of Mario Balotelli. I have never expressed a positive insight on him,” said Gunes.
Klopp asserted that Balotelli has the potential to revamp his career in the future but he made it clear that his future is not in Anfield.
Balotelli has asked for a high wage packet and Liverpool are finding it difficult to release him on loan or draw a potential suitor for the Italian striker this summer.
“We want him to become the player he was before his injury and that – and the talent is still there, there’s no doubt about it,” said Klopp
“When we have done the crossing, heading and stuff he’s been world class.”
“But this is not a situation where he should be battling with other players like this for one position, so it’s clear we need a solution. There will be a club around who would be happy to have new Mario Balotelli if you like,” Klopp concluded.