Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero has offered Liverpool misfit Mario Balotelli an escape route from Anfield.
The Italian striker international endured a frustrating loan spell back with former club AC Milan last season, and returned to pre-season training with the Reds at the weekend as the Rossoneri opted against making his stay permanent.
Balotelli's agent Mino Raiola has been trying to find a suitable destination for his client, who is thought to be surplus to requirements under Jurgen Klopp.
The 25-year-old has been linked with moves to China and Turkey, but a return to his homeland could be the most likely option.
And Ferrero insists he would be happy to give the out-of-form striker the platform to relaunch his career with Serie A side Sampdoria.
"Balotelli is Balotelli's own worst enemy," Ferrero told Il Corriere dello Sport.
"Just like [controversial Sampdoria striker Antonio] Cassano is Cassano's own worst enemy.
"He's a great player who's stuck back in the 1960s, stuck in the days of 'Sapore di sale' .
Middlesbrough have agreed a three-year deal with Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic. The 27-year-old will join the Riverside club for £8million subject to a work permit. Other clubs had initially turned down the chance to sign the Serbian owing to the fact he last played for his country in 2013 and believed a work permit would be too difficult to obtain.
Hull are favourites to sign Wales' Euro 2016 star Hal Robson-Kanu, according to Sky sources.
The forward is a free agent after leaving Reading in May and saw his stock rise thanks to two goals on Wales' run to the semi-finals in France, including a goal-of-the-tournament contender against Belgium.
And it is understood Hull have offered Robson-Kanu assurances about first-team football and a guarantee he will be picked in his preferred position of striker.
Two other Premier League clubs have shown an interest in the 27-year-old, but neither has yet made a firm offer.