The Liverpool striker spent the final hours of the transfer window with his model girlfriend on Wednesday night at the San Carlo Restaurant in Manchester together with their daughter.

The two dated briefly between 2011 and 2012 and she gave birth to Pia in the summer of 2012.

The Italian has struggled since his return to England and earlier in the transfer window he had been linked with a return to Italy but it never happened.

In December, Balotelli’s former manager at Manchester City Roberto Mancini said he was keen to take the striker to Inter Milan – but it never happened.

Last week, Balotelli’s agent Mino Raiola said the striker was ‘very disappointed' with his time at Liverpool but has no immediate plans to leave the club.

'The plan is to continue at Anfield,' Raiola told Gazzetta dello Sport. 'I saw him Monday and told him: "You have a four-year contract and I won't bring you away. Or you leave Liverpool at 60-70 million, and I won my bet, or you'll die there." t's the first time I've made a speech like that to a player. I've seen him quiet, changed, different than at Milan.

'He's very disappointed with himself, too. He's going through a bad time like he never had. In Liverpool he hasn't his spaces: if you don't make things as they want, you stay out. Then he was broken for eight weeks, he lost the rhythm.'