Tuttosport says Balotelli is the man Rodgers believes can fill Luis Suarez's boots.
Balotelli's agent, Mino Raiola, has hinted that Balotelli is keen to return back to England.
He said: "Maybe it was a mistake to bring Mario back to Italy.
"For him it is essential to go where he is loved, and at AC Milan some people love him and some do not."
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