Balotelli rules out Liverpool return

Mario Balotelli has reiterated his desire to complete a permanent switch to AC Milan, insisting he doesn't want to go back to Liverpool.

The 25-year old joined Milan in the beginning of the campaign after a disastrous spell at Anfield and the Italy international reportedly has a €7 million release clause within his contract at the Reds.

"What I want is certainly to stay at Milan," the enigmatic forward said after his side's 1-0 win at Sampdoria on Sunday.

The former Manchester City striker hasn't exactly rediscovered his best form at the Rossoneri, with only three goals to his name this season, but is keen to prove he's worth the investment within the last few games of the season under new boss Cristian Brocchi.

"I was not happy at Liverpool and I do not want to go back there. I've been doing well in my last two games, there are another six for me to prove myself.

"I feel in good shape physically at last and am relaxed. Besides, Milan have the money!"