Struggling Serie A club Brescia have sacked Mario Balotelli after the striker failed to report for training.
According to reports in Italy on Saturday morning Brescia owner Massimo Cellino sent Balotelli a letter requesting the termination of his three-year contract at the club.
Balotelli’s sacking comes after he missed 10 days of training in January and a non-mandatory session on May 26.
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He then missed another session last week without permission, prompting Cellino to take action after a meeting with the former Manchester City and Liverpool player on May 29 to clear the air failed to materialise.
Balotelli, 29, is contracted to the Serie A side until 2022 but there is a break clause at the end of the season if Brescia are relegated.
They are currently bottom of the table ahead of the season resumption later this month.
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Source: Complete Sports