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​AC Milan cool on retaining Liverpool's Balotelli

Mario Balotelli is likely return to Liverpool after AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani claimed the player is not meeting expectations, reports Sky Sports.

The Italy international is on a season-long loan deal at the San Siro, but has scored just three times in 17 appearances for Milan.

And Galliani believes the 25-year-old has much to do in the remainder of the campaign to convince Milan to make his deal permanent.

Galliani said: "We really like Mario, but he has to convince us to earn a permanent deal.

"Mario is feeling well. He is desperate to stay here at Milan. But like I have said before, he does not merit a permanent deal at the moment."

Ian Ferris
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