Mario Balotelli 'confirms AC Milan exit amid Liverpool interest'

Italy's Mario Balotelli celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Czech Republic during their World Cup qualifier on September 10, 2013
Mario Balotelli reportedly confirms that he is leaving AC Milan amid suggestions that Liverpool are in talks to sign the Italian striker.

Mario Balotelli has reportedly confirmed that he is leaving AC Milan this summer amid reports that Liverpool are interested in signing the controversial striker.

Widespread reports have claimed that the Merseyside outfit are in talks with the Italy international regarding a permanent deal.

It is believed that the two parties are discussing a fee in the region of £17m for the 24-year-old, who joined the Serie A club in January 2013 after three years at Manchester City.

According to Sky Sport Italia, today Balotelli said: "This will be my last day at Milan."

Liverpool have been in the hunt for a striker following the departure of Luis Suarez to Barcelona earlier this summer.

Milan striker Mario Balotelli in action against Inter on February 24, 2013
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