Liverpool have sealed one of the shock signings of the summer after confirming Mario Balotelli's arrival from AC Milan.
The 24-year-old has agreed a "long-term deal" according to the club, but will not be registered in time to play against his former side Manchester City.
The Italy striker tweeted the news of his signing minutes ahead of the official club announcement, saying: "YNWA! COME ON LIVERPOOL!"
The club said in a statement: "Liverpool can confirm they have completed the signing of Italy striker Mario Balotelli, subject to registration.
"The 24-year-old sealed his switch to Anfield from AC Milan after passing a medical and agreeing a long-term deal to become the Reds' ninth signing of the summer so far."