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The photos – which will enrage Liverpool fans – show their £16m flop puffing away on a fag without a care in the world.
While the rest of his team-mates are putting the hours in on the training ground ahead of the upcoming season, the 25-year-old was snapped relaxing at a seafood restaurant after a boat trip with friends.
Balotelli has been instructed to find a new club by manager Jurgen Klopp, who is clearly keen to shed his £80,000-a-week pay packet from the wage bill.
But this seemed far from his mind as he laughed and kicked back with mates in the town near Genoa.
The ex-Manchester City star failed to perform at Anfield after being brought in by Brendan Rodgers in the summer of 2014.
He managed to net just one league goal in 16 matches before being sent out on loan to AC Milan last season, where he scored one goal in 20 matches in Serie A.