MARIO BALOTELLI has been sacked by Brescia following a bust-up with president Massimo Cellino, according to reports.
The former Manchester City forward, 29, had two years left to run on his deal with his hometown club.
A report in The Sun stated that his contract with Brescia was set to be terminated at the end of the 2019/20 campaign.
But according to Football Italia, he has now been given his marching orders after missing ten days of training.
La Gazzetta claim no legal action will take place as the agreement was reached with Balotelli’s lawyers.
Balotelli returned to Italy to join home town club in August 2019 after stints with Nice and Marseille.
The 29-year-old racked up five goals in 19 Serie A appearances for Diego Lopez’s side.
But he caused a stir when he started missing training sessions when lockdown restrictions were eased.
He put his absence down to stomach problems, but reports revealed he was spotted training alone.
Balotelli put pen to paper on a £160,000-per-week deal with his hometoen club – but Cellino has labelled it a “mistake.”
Speaking to BBC’s World Football programme, he said: “I think we both made a mistake.
“I thought that coming to Brescia, which is his town, would commit him very much.
“At the same, I think he was handled the wrong way by my previous coach (Eugenio Corini).”
He added: “He doesn’t show up to training, he doesn’t look very committed let’s say, for the future of the club. That’s the problem.”