Report: Liverpool's £16m flop linked with Dutch giants after Klopp shows him exit door
By Will Butcher
Temperamental striker Mario Balotelli is desperate for a move away from Liverpool this summer, and 33-time Eredivisie winners Ajax are the latest side to be credited with an interest.
Ajax are looking to sign a striker as their Polish Euro 2016 star Arkadiusz Milik continues to be linked with a move to Napoli and Everton, according to TalkSport.
Now, Gianluca Di Marzio’s website have reported that the 25-year-old will consider a move to Peter Bosz’s side if they get past the qualifying stages of the Champions League.
The Italy international has been told he can leave Liverpool by Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp, after scoring just one Premier League goal for the Merseyside club.
After once being feted as one of the world’s leading forwards, Balotelli’s stock has never been lower.
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The Italy international spent last season on loan at AC Milan and scored just one goal in 20 Serie A appearances.
The Champions League winner wants to show that he can still cut it at the top level, with two years remaining on his Liverpool contract.
Turkish Champions Besiktas are also said to be keen, after president Fikret Orman revealed on Wednesday that the club were interested in bringing the controversial striker to the club.
Besiktas need to sign a new striker after losing German forward Mario Gomez, who scored 28 goals in 41 appearances last season.
In other Liverpool transfer news, another Reds flop is close to slipping through the Anfield trap door.