Juventus are preparing a stunning deal to bring Mario Balotelli back to Italy this summer.


The former Manchester City and Liverpool striker is in red-hot form in Ligue 1 after scoring 17 times for Nice already this season.

And his return to goalscoring form has caught the attention of Serie A champions Juve

The club’s relationship with the forward’s agent, Mino Raiola, is seen as key to the transfer.

Raiola also represents Blaise Matuidi and Moise Kean and a five-year contract has already been drawn up, with a sizeable signing-on bonus awaiting him.

The Italian giants believe he could play a key first-team role at the club, and not just serve as a back-up to first-choice striker Gonzalo Higuain.




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