Metro has Liverpool fans looking over to the pool table where some of our punters are engaged in a rather large debate over Mario Balotelli who is usually among the topics of conversation in the Football Transfer Tavern on a daily basis.
The Italian forward is in the news today because Serie A side Napoli are reportedly willing to offer him a chance to return to Serie A with the Azzurri willing to offer £10 million for him.
As our landlord points out, that is a significant loss for Liverpool considering they paid AC Milan £16 million in order to part with him.
However, the risk in keeping Balotelli would obviously be if the forward continued to decline, thus becoming much less of a sellable asset for the Reds.
Napoli and their boss Rafael Benitez are not only willing to offer money for Balotelli but they also have someone Liverpool could well covet to boot in the form of Argentine forward Gonzalo Higuain.
The Reds have been linked to the former Real Madrid ace on numerous occasions and with Higuain reportedly looking for an escape route out of the Stadio San Paolo, a swap plus cash deal could well become a possibility.
Liverpool fans. Are all these reports premature? Surely Balotelli needs more time to adjust to life at Anfield? Let us know your thoughts below.