In the final hours of the winter transfer market, Salernitana made an intriguing attempt to secure the services of Mario Balotelli, shedding light on one of the late-breaking stories of this transfer window, set to close on February 1 at 20:00.
Sky Sport Italia detail how the Adana Demirspor striker had been linked with a move to the Granata throughout the transfer window, but it turns out that Walter Sabatini, the director of football at Salernitana, only made a move today. However, the Turkish club holding Balotelli’s contract swiftly rejected the proposal.
Sabatini personally reached out to the striker in the morning, attempting to negotiate a potential transfer. Unfortunately for Salernitana, Adana communicated that Balotelli would not be released. The timing of the move was too late, especially considering that Adana had already agreed in the preceding days to the departure of Mbaye Niang, who is set to join Empoli.