Arsenal transfers: AC Milan admit Mario Balotelli could leave

Arsenal transfers: Filippo Inzaghi admits that Mario Balotelli could leave AC Milan this summer

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Italy striker Mario Balotelli Photo: Football.ua/Wikimedia

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

Filippo Inzaghi

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.”

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