Mario Balotelli has ended his Liverpool exile and joined OGC Nice on a free transfer.
A host of clubs have been linked this summer with a move for Balotelli, who spent last season on loan at AC Milan.
The Italy international was expected to make another loan move away from Anfield, however the striker has been allowed to leave the Reds for free.
Liverpool signed Balotelli from AC Milan in a £16million deal in 2014.
Mario Balotelli has completed his move from #LFC to Nice on a free transfer. Permanent deal, not a loan.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) August 31, 2016
However, the 26-year-old failed to make an impact under Brendan Rodgers, scoring just four goals in all competitions.
Jurgen Klopp made it clear the former Manchester City man did not feature in his first-team plans, and has managed to get rid of one of the club’s big earners.
Luis Alberto and Andre Wisdom also left Liverpool on deadline day, joining Lazio and Red Bull Salzburg, respectively.