PIC: Balotelli pictured smoking just two weeks before the new season

Liverpool are trying to sell the player

PIC: Balotelli pictured smoking just two weeks before the new season

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Mario Balotelli doesn't have a future at Liverpool but he'll hope that another club will take a chance on him.

Thus far that hasn't happened. But pictures of him smoking while on holiday won't help his case.

Especially as the new season is only a dozen days away.

The Daily Mail published the photos which were taken in his native Italy.   

Most recently, the 25-year-old was linked with a loan move to Turkish champions Besiktas but their manager Senol Gunes was blunt in putting down the rumours.

"Balotelli isn’t in my plans either. I don’t have a favourable view of Mario Balotelli. I have never expressed a positive insight on him," he is quoted as saying.