Mario Balotelli is giving little away when it comes to his future, as he prepares to become a free agent.
The enigmatic Italian striker signed a one-year deal with Nice in the summer of 2016 after being granted a free transfer by Liverpool.
He left Anfield with his reputation in tatters, having failed to replicate his previous success in the Premier League at Manchester City.
No extension to his contract has been agreed, though, and it remains to be seen where the 26-year-old will be playing his football in 2017-18.
Balotelli has suggested that he would be happy to stay at Nice, as they prepare to enter Europe’s premier club competition.
The Ligue 1 club do, however, have prior experience when it comes to star turns slipping the net after rebuilding their reputation.
Hatem Ben Arfa did similar in 2016, as he headed for Paris Saint-Germain, and Balotelli will have options to consider after proving once again that he can be a talismanic presence at his best.