Date: 23rd May 2020 at 7:46pm
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Mario Balotelli appears set to leave Brescia at the end of the season and could be set for a switch to Brazil, as three Rio de Janeiro-based clubs vie for his signature.

The former Inter and AC Milan striker joined hometown club Brescia on a free last summer, but looks likely to depart the Biancazzurri at the end of the term after a fractured relationship with .

La Gazzetta dello Sport suggest that the strongest options for Balotelli are in the Brazilian , with Rio clubs Botafogo, Flamengo and Vasco da Gama set to battle for his services.

The Italy international had been linked with a switch to Copa Libertadores champions Flamengo prior to signing for Brescia, and appeared to anger a portion of the Rubra-Negro’s fanbase after ultimately declining the move.

Meanwhile, Botafogo and Vasco are set for presidential elections in the coming months and candidates from both clubs are keen to land a high-profile signing in the form of Balotelli.

The 29-year-old has scored five goals in 19 league appearances for Brescia this season, as the Rondinelle languish at the foot of the table.