Mario Balotelli looks to be bound for Anfield exit after being axed from pre-season tour

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Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli looks to have kicked his last ball for the club after he was omitted from their pre-season tour to Finland this weekend, the Daily Express reports.

The Italian international, alongside compatriot Fabio Borini and Spanish full-back Jose Enrique have been left behind to train on their own while the rest of the squad flies out to take on HJK Helsinki on Saturday.

The Express reports that the trio have been told they can leave the club this summer as manager Brendan Rodgers looks to rebuild his squad for a renewed assault on the Champions League places this term.

Having arrived from AC Milan for £16m last summer (via BBC) Balotelli has failed to live up to his price tag and reputation by scoring just one solitary goal in the 2014/15 Premier League season.

Many believed he would help to fill the void left by Luis Suarez, who finished the 2013/14 campaign with 31 goals in all competitions, but his lack of goals has forced The Reds to rebuild an entirely new look strike force this summer.

The Express claims that both Sampdoria and Bologna have been linked with his signature, but Balotelli still has two years left to run on his current deal and may cost them deeply if they wish to press ahead with his signature.

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