Adriano Boin Date: 22nd January 2019 at 11:09pm
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and have all but agreed on a deal that will see the Italian join the French side for the next six months.

The 28-year-old had been frozen out of the squad by coach Patrick Vieira, as the two never quite got on once the tactician was hired in the summer.

Balotelli turned up late for pre-season training after a summer move to stalled, and after failing to score in 10 appearances, was told he could leave.

Sky Sport Italia reports Balotelli will join for the next six months – after the striker moved off his stance of an 18-month contract – with a medical scheduled for Wednesday.

The news comes after reported interest from United and Sassuolo, but it appears the Italian international has opted to remain in Ligue 1.

Balotelli’s move to will thus end his spell with Nice, where he netted 43 times in 76 appearances in all competitions.