Arsenal transfers: AC Milan leave door open for Mario Balotelli exit

Arsenal transfers: AC Milan director says "nobody is irreplaceable" when quizzed about Mario Balotelli's future

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Arsenal have been handed a boost in their reported pursuit of Mario Balotelli after AC Milan suggested that they are open to selling the Italy striker.

The Gunners have been heavily linked with a £27m swoop for the 23-year-old striker in recent days as Arsene Wenger looks to bolster his attacking options at Emirates Stadium.

Nobody is irreplaceable. We will see what happens

Barbara Berlusconi

And AC Milan director Barbara Berlusconi has refused to confirm whether the forward will be staying with the Italian club beyond the summer.

“Balotelli is a great player,” said Berlusconi. “But nobody is irreplaceable. We will see what happens.”

Arsenal are reported to be willing to offer a deal worth £180,000 a week to move to the north London club this summer.

Speaking last week, Balotelli’s agent did little to quell the speculation linking his client with a transfer to Arsenal.

“Arsenal are a fantastic club,” Mino Raiola told Sky Sports. “Will a transfer happen? Anything is possible.”


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