Liverpool transfers: Napoli rule out move for Mario Balotelli
Napoli sporting director Riccardo Bigon wishes Mario Balotelli all the best at Anfield
Napoli aren’t interest in signing struggling Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli, according to the club’s sporting director.
The Reds striker ended an eight-goal drought on Tuesday night as Balotelli helped inspire a 2-1 comeback against Swansea City in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup.
Mario Balotelli is a really great player but he has been just signed by Liverpool who belives a lot in him
The 24-year-old has scored two goals in 12 appearances in all competitions following his £16m move to Liverpool from AC Milan in the summer transfer window.
Napoli have been linked with a move for the Italy international amid reports Argentina international Gonzalo Higuain could leave Naples in January.
And the Serie A side’s sporting director Riccardo Bigon ruled out a move for the Liverpool striker before wishing Balotelli luck at Anfield.
“It’s a rumour told in Spain, England and Italy but I don’t think it is a possibility,” Bigon told Mediaset.
“Nothing of what has been posted is true.
“Mario Balotelli is a really great player but he has been just signed by Liverpool who belives a lot in him.
“Best wishes to him in his English adventure.”