PHOTO: Mario Balotelli arrives at Liverpool ahead of sealing transfer

Mario Balotelli playing for AC Milan

Liverpool striker-to-be Mario Balotelli is putting the finishing touches on a deal.

Italian international striker Mario Balotelli has arrived back in the UK to seal his transfer from AC Milan.

A £16 million fee was agreed between the two clubs last week, and Balotelli flew to Liverpool last Friday night to discuss personal terms.

He then headed back to Italy over the weekend before arriving back this lunchtime at the club.

Liverpool could announce a deal later today, although the Premier League can only finally ratify it tomorrow due to it being a public Bank Holiday in England.

The Liverpool Echo reported last night that Balotelli could meet up with his new teammates later this evening, and be in attendance at the Etihad as the Reds take on his former club Manchester City.

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