Italian striker Mario Balotelli's time with Serie A club AC Milan could come to an end this season as he is falling short of their expectations.
Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has admitted that the on-loan striker is not producing the performances the Italian giants expect of him, and that it is unlikely they will offer him a permanent contract after this season.
"We really like Mario, but he has to convince us to earn a permanent deal," Galliani said, as quoted by the Daily Mirror.
"Mario is feeling well. He is desperate to stay here at Milan.
"But, like I have said before, he does not merit a permanent deal at the moment."
Balotelli previously played for the Rossoneri between 2013 and 2014, scoring 30 goals in 54 appearances in all competitions, before making a £16 million (R342 million) switch to Liverpool.
The former Manchester City forward's maiden campaign on Merseyside was unsuccessful as he struggled for form and fitness, with him being loaned back to Milan just a season later.
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