Milan president Galliani sat down for talks with Inzaghi, who now looks increasingly certain to replace Clarence Seedorf as boss at the Serie A club, and agreed that Balotelli could leave this summer.

Milan are looking to make major changes this summer after missing out on European football next season and finishing nearly 50 points behind champions Juventus.

And Inzaghi looks likely to be tasked with overhauling the Milan squad - with Balotelli seemingly to be the first player sacrificed.

While Inzaghi is not thought to be opposed to keeping Balotelli, he will also not block the player's departure.

Indeed, Balotelli's agent Mino Raiola is reportedly already trying to find a new club for his client.

Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea have all been linked with a move to bring the temperamental striker back to England, with Tottenham also thought to harbour an interest in the 23-year-old.

Balotelli is thought to have grown tired of being the subject of racism in Italy and believes his talents are better appreciated in this country.