Nice have confirmed that Italian international striker Mario Balotelli has signed a contract extension at the club.

Balotelli, 26, joined the French Ligue 1 outfit last summer on a one-year deal following some bad spells with Liverpool and on loan at former club AC Milan.

The move saw the Italian return to form as he notched 17 goals in 28 appearances across all competitions last season, helping the club finish third in Ligue 1 and claim a Champions League spot.

However, Nice have not disclosed the duration of the contract, though it is rumoured to be for yet another season.

The former Manchester City striker had been strongly linked with the Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund, Las Palmas, Antalyaspor, and Zenit St Petersburg in recent weeks.