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Football: Liverpool reportedly agree to $33m fee for AC Milan striker Balotelli

Published on Aug 22, 2014 7:15 AM
Italy's national soccer team player Mario Balotelli attends a practice session at the Dunas Arena soccer stadium in Natal on June 23, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

Premier League side Liverpool have agreed on a 16 million pound (S$33 million) fee with AC Milan to sign striker Mario Balotelli, BBC reports.

The 24-year-old Italian international is expected to beef up the Reds' attack after last season's top scorer Luis Suarez left for Barcelona.

Balotelli moved to Milan for 19 million pounds from Manchester City in 2013 and has scored 30 goals in 54 games for the Serie A club.

Negotiations are still in the works, but Balotelli has apparently said his farewells in Italy.

A statement on Milan's website reportedly said: "Mario Balotelli left Milanello's sporting centre at 13:30 local time, after saying goodbye to his team-mates.

"Before leaving the premises, the striker has said goodbye to members of Milan's press office."