Ancelotti eyeing Balotelli deal

Balotelli, 27, earned a recall to the Italian national team by new coach Roberto Mancini this week and his dream return to the Serie A is also being discussed.

Borussia Dortmund and Juventus have been credited with interest in the powerful attacker but since the appointment of former Milan boss Ancelotti, Napoli appears to be leading the chase for his signature.

According to reports in Italian media, the eccentric forward has impressed Ancelotti since his move to Ligue 1 and after scoring 26 goals in 37 games for Nice last season - he's been tipped as the perfect striker to lead the club into a new era.

The former Manchester City man is out of contract and will be available on a free transfer in what promises to be a shrewd piece of business for the 2017/18 Serie A runners-up.

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