Mario Balotelli is poised for a return to Italy with newly-promoted home town team Brescia, according to multiple reports on Wednesday.
Balotelli, who was born in Sicily but adopted and raised just outside the northern city, is set to sign a three-year deal with the Serie B champions after being released by Marseille in June, Gazzetta della Sport and Sky Sport Italia reported.
Gazzetta said the deal was worth roughly of three million euros ($3.3 million) including bonuses a season to the Italian international.
The 29-year-old has reportedly rejected a move to Brazilian club Flamengo as he pushes for a place in the national team as Euro 2020 approaches.
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Balotelli, who has 36 caps for Italy, has not featured on the international stage since last September as Italy coach Roberto Mancini said he was not playing at a high enough standard.
Brescia have been promoted back to the top flight for the first time since being relegated in 2011.
Balotelli last played in Serie A with AC Milan on loan from Liverpool in the 2015-2016 season.
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It was his second spell at AC Milan after 2013-2014. He was part of the Inter Milan side coached by Jose Mourinho that won the Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League treble in 2010.
He won three Serie A titles with Inter before switching to Manchester City and helping them claim the Premier League crown in 2012.
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