Barnsley have enquired about the possibility of signing former Liverpool and Manchester City star Mario Balotelli.
The striker is a free agent after Serie A side Brescia terminated his contract for repeatedly missing training.
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And Barnsley have entered shock talks with Balotelli’s representatives, though progress is reportedly yet to be made.
Reports last month suggested fellow Championship side Watford were interested in a move for the 30-year-old, and with the Tykes in a market for a front man they have put Balotelli on their shortlist.
The former Golden Boy award winner is currently training with Serie D side Franciacorta to maintain his fitness.
Just about all of the greatest uncapped Premier League players ever were pursued by England. And only four of them were English.