Gunners target desperate to quit Serie A.
Arsenal target Mario Balotelli is reportedly ready to force through an exit from his current club AC Milan this summer, according to the Metro.
The former Manchester City man is said to be unhappy with life in Italy after often finding himself the victim of racially-motivated abuse and being something of a scapegoat after Italy’s disappointing World Cup exit.
The Gunners are known to be in the market for a new signing upfront ahead of next season due to an over-reliance on Olivier Giroud for much of 2013/14, but it remains to be seen if Arsene Wenger is willing to spend the kind of money required to sign a player of Balotelli’s calibre.
Still, there’s every chance that the player will end up being available for a reduced fee as he remains keen on leaving the San Siro, with Arsenal supposedly his preferred destination.
This would put the north London side in a good position to sign the Italian international for a price they can afford, as Milan are not likely to want to keep hold of an unhappy player and a potentially disruptive presence in their squad.
It has previously been suggested that Balotelli could leave for a fee in the region of £25m.
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