Sampdoria are keen to bring Liverpool misfit Mario Balotelli to Serie A in the January transfer window, with the potential of them offering the Reds goalkeeper Sergio Romero in a swap deal to secure the striker.
Balotelli has struggled since his arrival at Anfield, and has not scored in the Premier League, having signed for the Merseyside club for £16 million towards the end of the summer transfer window.
Brendan Rodgers has also repeatedly admitted that Balotelli does not fit into a high intensity system in recent weeks, with intensity being a key element that Liverpool have tried to reintroduce to their game in recent weeks.
As a result, it’s becoming increasingly unclear as to why Liverpool made a move for Balotelli in the summer, given that the manager does not rate him particularly, and has said he will likely be a substitute going forward.
Sampdoria are keen to exploit this lack of certainty over his future and place in the side by capturing him, according to The Guardian.
A move back to Serie A could appeal to Balotelli, and Liverpool would like be happy to receive a goalkeeper they have an interest in in Romero as exchange.