Mario Balotelli has admitted he was never happy at Liverpool and does not want to go back.
The 25-year-old former Manchester City striker is on loan at AC Milan this season after scoring only one Barclays Premier League goal following a £16m switch to Anfield in August 2014.
He has struggled for game time at San Siro, too, but after starting in Milan's last two Serie A games the Italian media have suggested he might have a future with Cristian Brocchi's team.
Balotelli, who has 33 Italy caps, would like to stay in his homeland and avoid a return to Liverpool.
He told Mediaset Premium, in quotes carried by the Gazzetta dello Sport: "In terms of my future I want to stay with Milan because I was not happy at Liverpool and don't want to go back.
Judging by some of the reaction on Twitter, this is something that Liverpool fans are happy about.
Mario Balotelli: "I don't want to go back to Liverpool."
The feeling is very much mutual, hopefully this time the transfer is permanent.— Joe Musker (@JoeMuskerSEG) April 18, 2016
Is there a bigger myth in football than Mario Balotelli? People keep talking about his apparent “massive talent” but have yet to see it.— ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (@LFCTransferNRS) April 18, 2016
Balotelli then joked: "Plus, Milan have the money to buy me.
"I've played well in my last two games and there are six left for me to prove what I can do."
Following Sunday night's 1-0 victory at Sampdoria, the Rossoneri are seven points behind fifth-placed Fiorentina. Their best route into Europe will be defeating Juventus in May's Coppa Italia final.