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15th Jul, 2016 | 11:32am

Report: Liverpool look to offload unwanted striker in a hurry as representatives hold talks with a number of clubs

By Amir Mir

Mario Balotelli is a transfer target for the Chinese Super League as Liverpool look to offload their unwanted striker, according to a report.

Italian outlet Corriere della Sera cited by the Mirror say the Italian could be the next big name to make a move to China as his representatives hold talks with a number of Chinese clubs.

It is said that a move to China is the most likely way Liverpool will recoup the £16 million they paid for the player who replaced Luis Suarez in 2014, but they’ll need to be quick as the transfer deadline closes on Friday.

Additionally, it could also help meet the players high wage demands as Italian club Sampdoria stalled on a move for the 25-year-old due to his £5 million annual salary.

As reported by Football Insider, Jurgen Klopp informed supporters that he has told his striker to find a new club as he sees no future for him at Anfield.

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The maverick recently returned to Melwood to train under the German ahead of the new Premier League season but he is now behind Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Danny Ings in the pecking order.

Klopp has already been busy in the transfer window securing Sadio Mane, Joel Matip, Loris Karius and Marko Grujic, whose £5million transfer was agreed in January.

In other Liverpool transfer news, manager Jurgen Klopp holds personal talks with an Italian midfielder who wants a move to Anfield.