Monaco could look to beat Liverpool to the signing of unsettled AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli this summer, it has emerged.
The Ligue 1 giants are reportedly on the hunt for possible replacements for Radamel Falcao upfront, with Fichajes. net reporting that they fear the Colombian forward could look to leave the club for Chelsea, Manchester City or Real Madrid this summer. revealed last week that Balotelli was also one of Brendan Rodgers’ summer targets for Liverpool, though interest from Monaco could be problematic for the Reds as they would surely be in a better position to pay a big transfer fee and meet the Italian’s wage demands.
The 23-year-old has endured a difficult time at the San Siro since moving to the club last January, and it seems increasingly likely now that the controversial front-man will be allowed to leave, despite boasting a decent scoring record for the side. Balotelli has 18 goals in all competitions for Milan this season, and has shown some glimpses of the potential that saw him rated as one of the best young players in the world a few years ago, but his attitude problems have remained an issue that disrupt his career. Still, Monaco are seemingly ready to take a gamble on his talent, and will now try their best to lure him to Ligue 1 this summer.