Arsenal transfers: AC Milan admit Mario Balotelli could leave
Arsenal transfers: Filippo Inzaghi admits that Mario Balotelli could leave AC Milan this summer
AC Milan head coach Filippo Inzaghi has admitted that Mario Balotelli could leave the club this summer as the striker continues to be linked with a transfer to Arsenal.
The Gunners have been strongly linked with a bid to sign the forward in recent weeks but a deal failed to materialise before Italy crashed out of the World Cup in the group stage.
Will he leave? The club will decide
Talk of a possible move to Emirates Stadium for Balotelli has quietened in recent days after Arsene Wenger said that the north London club are no longer looking to sign a new striker.
But although Inzaghi insists he is “calm” about the 23-year-old’s future, he conceded that the forward could leave the San Siro this summer.
“I am calm, Mario is an important player and I will try to help him improve,” said Inzaghi. “I will reset everything that has been said about him, I have no problem with him. I have to make the most of his ability.
“Will he leave? The club will decide. If he leaves then we will need a replacement because the centre-forwards are him and [Giampaolo] Pazzini. However, I believe that he will remain here.”