Mario Balotelli is on his way to have his medicals ahead of his move to Liverpool.
The AC Milan striker said his farewells to his team-mates after training on Thursday after a fee of around £16m was agreed between the clubs.
Balotelli’s discipline on and off the field was questioned in his stay with Manchester City from 2010 to 2013 and it was reported later on Thursday that Liverpool were demanding a good behaviour clause in his contract.
He scored 17 goals for Milan last season but was booked nine times and sent off once.
Balotelli is reported to be arriving on a private jet later on Friday for a medical but the move will not be completed in time for him to make a debut against his former side on Monday night after the midday deadline passed.