Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli will miss out on a huge chunk of his current wage packet should he leave Anfield and complete a move to Italian side Palermo.
Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol claims that the Serie A side are unable to come anywhere close to matching the wages Balotelli currently receives at Liverpool.
The news comes following Palermo's vice-president Guglielmo Micciche confirmation in Gazzetta dello Sport that the club from Sicily are interested in signing Super Mario, who revealed that his club were interested in completing the signing of the talismanic Italian, who was born in Palermo, in order to provide the fans with a treat.
"It’s a very difficult operation, but we’re trying. It would be a great coup for president [Maurizio] Zamparini, a gift for all of the fans.
"We’ve made an offer and now the ball is in Liverpool and the player’s court. His salary is high and he has a pool of sponsors, so it’s not an easy solution, but Palermo could be just the right place for him," he went onto add.
The Italian side have emerged as the favourites to complete the signing of the Reds striker who has not made a competitive outing for the club since April last year.
After spending the 2015/16 season back in Italy on loan at his former club AC Milan, there appears to be no future for Balotelli at Anfield.
Palermo apparently offering Mario Balotelli £11,000 a week. He earns more than that in a day at Liverpool— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) August 28, 2016
However, the player continues to receive his wage of around £100,000 a week, a figure he can not expect to see enter his bank account if he moves back to Italy.
In fact, the move would see Balotelli earn less in a week that he currently makes in a single day on Merseyside.