The search has begun. AC Milan now face the difficult task of replacing 24-year-old Mario Balotelli.
Several names have come up: Jackson Martinez of Porto, Mattia Destro of Roma, Fred of Fluminense and Alvaro Negredo of Manchester City. The search ranges from the serious to the silly.
As expected, he will wear No. 45. He watched Liverpool's 3-1 loss to Manchester City from the stands on Monday evening, smiling with midfielder Adam Lallana.
In his first interview as a Liverpool player, Balotelli said, "Liverpool is a great team with young players, and that's why I came here."
There is only a week left until the transfer window shuts. President Silvio Berlusconi, CEO Adriano Galliani and coach Pippo Inzaghi have met several times, per Enrico Passarella of GianlucaDiMarzio.com, and they seem to know what they want. Inzaghi said Galliani "knows what I think."
Let's examine the options for this week.