Report: Balotelli considering offer from hometown club Brescia
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After a whirlwind tour of Europe, mercurial striker Mario Balotelli could start over in a familiar place.

The former Manchester City, AC Milan, and Nice forward is considering an "important" offer from hometown club Brescia, according to the Guardian's Fabrizio Romano.

Sky Sport Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio believes the 29-year-old is tempted by the proposal.

Brazilian side Flamengo reportedly made a push to sign Balotelli earlier in the summer on a free transfer.

Balotelli left Marseille in June, just months after he joined the club from south-coast rivals Nice on a highly contentious transfer.

He last played in Serie A with Milan, whom he represented on two separate occasions. Balotelli initially joined the Rossoneri in January 2013 from City on a reported €20-million deal and scored 30 goals in one-and-a-half seasons. Liverpool signed the Italian international in June 2014, but after an unsuccessful season under Brendan Rodgers, he reunited with Milan ahead of the 2015-16 campaign.

Nice handed Balotelli a lifeline in August 2016, and he rewarded the French side with 43 goals over two seasons. However, as his relationship with the club and manager Patrick Vieira soured, he made the move to Marseille.

Although he was born in Palermo, Sicily, Balotelli grew up in Brescia with foster parents. He adopted their surname while under their care.

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