Mario Balotelli
Mario Balotelli could soon move to Besiktas in Turkey Getty Images

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been offered to Turkish side Besiktas. The 25-year-old star spent last season on loan at AC Milan and after the Italian side opted not to sign him, Balotelli has been left looking for a new club.

The Italy international does not wish to return to Liverpool next season and is apparently on the cusp of joining Besiktas. Mino Raiola, the striker's agent, said he has spoken to the Turkish side and is currently waiting for their response.

"I offered Mario to Besiktas and I'm waiting for their answer," Raiola told of the Liverpool striker. "But I'm quite sure the transfer will happen, as the president already assured me in the past that he would do everything he can to sign him."

Balotelli cost Liverpool £16m ($22.5m) from Milan two years ago, but his stock has since fallen. The controversial striker was overlooked by Italy for their Euro 2016 squad and his career is at something of a crossroads, having previously played for the likes of Inter Milan and Manchester City.

Balottelli admitted earlier this year that he was unhappy at Liverpool and said he wanted to turn his loan move at Milan into a permanent deal. "When it comes to my future I want to stay with Milan because I wasn't happy at Liverpool and I don't want to return there. And plus, Milan has the money," he told The Guardian in April.

"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."