Mario Balotelli has completed his AC Milan medical, according to BT Sport, and the deal will be announced as done soon.
Liverpool have agreed to let the controversial Italian forward, who scored just one Premier League goal following his £16m transfer last summer, leave to join the club we signed him from.
“I’m happy to have returned,” Balotelli said on Milan’s website. “I have little to say, just that I’m looking forward to train and prove my worth.
“I’m physically well – I just have to train with the squad.
“I have a lot of motivation but I just have to work and not speak.
“Did I think I would return to Milan? Yes, I always had Milan in my heart and I always had hope that I would return one day.
“Will I end my career here? I just have to start to work and have a good year, just have to work and that’s that.”
Milan took Balotelli on loan from Manchester City previously when our Premier League rivals grew tired of him at the start of 2013, and they ended up signing him permanently, before we gambled on the 25-year-old last summer.
It didn’t pay off, and although it’s only a loan deal, there seems very little possibility that he’ll ever pull on a Liverpool shirt again.
His transfer will go down as one of our biggest failures in Premier League history, but it’s important to remember that despite his media draw – it’s financially not even as big a failure as Manchester United offloading Angel di Maria (via BBC Sport) and Chelsea loaning Juan Cuadrado (via BBC Sport) this summer.