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Balotelli Pictured Training With Liverpool

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Though the deal isn't official yet, with Mario Balotelli having his first training session as a Liverpool player today it seems safe to say it soon will be.

Claudio Villa

Though the club haven't officially announced his signing, pictures have begun to emerge of Mario Balotelli in training with Liverpool today after he flew in this morning to finalise his £16M move from Milan. After successfully undergoing a medical, the striker returned to Italy over the weekend to tie up loose ends and returned to Liverpool this morning.

Though he will not be eligible to play tonight—the club would have needed to complete the deal in time for him to have been registered with the league by lunchtime on Friday—he has had his first training session with Liverpool today and is expected to be in the stands at tonight's match against Manchester City.

Balotelli, who arrives on a three-year, £100k per week deal, is expected to be officially announced as Liverpool's ninth signing of the summer later today. He will be eligible to face Tottenham on Sunday.