BBC Sport have Liverpool fans looking over to the bar and groaning here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they claim that Mario Balotelli will be at the club next season.
The Liverpool forward has been heavily linked with a move away from Anfield after a poor first season, but after signing a lengthy deal with the Reds, his agent, Mino Railoa, has claimed his client will be going nowhere and Liverpool will have to accommodate him next season.
As one of our punters notes, we think the problem lies not just with Balotelli but also with Brendan Rodgers, who has shown such a lack of faith in the player we can understand why Balotelli feels like he has been scapegoated and thrown to the wolves.
Liverpool fans. What do you make of this news? Is it just talk from Balotelli’s agent or do you actually think he will stay at the club? Let us know your thoughts below.