London: Bologna could offer Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli the opportunity to rekindle his career in Serie A.
Balotelli, 24, scored just one Premier League goal in his first season at Anfield and the Italy international's chances of regular football have been weakened by the £32.5 million arrival of Christian Benteke from Aston Villa.
Sampdoria have already expressed their interest in bringing Balotelli back to the league where he has represented both Inter and AC Milan, and now Bologna's director of sport Pantaleo Corvino has hinted at a loan deal.
"I would take him, he would be highly motivated here," Corvino told the Corriere dello Sport.
"Of course, Bologna have to respect certain financial parameters, but for the right price I would even look at the possibility of buying him outright."
Bologna, who are currently coached by Delio Rossi, have just returned from a season in Serie B.
The Rossoblu finished fourth in the second division but beat Pescara to promotion by winning a two-legged playoff final in June.
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