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Arsenal to Complete £27m Mario Balotelli Deal By July 10th Ahead of Puma Kit Launch

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Arsenal will look to complete the signing of Italian striker Mario Balotelli by July 10th as they look to the AC Milan to front their Puma kit launch according to the Metro.

The 23 year old striker is one of Puma’s high profile figureheads and the sportswear giants are understandably keen to have the former Man City man to front their campaign, and a £27m bid from the north London side is apparently imminent.

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Arsenal earned a massive sum from shirt sales following their acquisition of Mesut Ozil last summer and would presumably expect even more interest from the signing of Balotelli, who is seen by Arsene Wenger as the ideal man to help boost his Gunners attacking options.

Wenger has already met with Balotelli’s agent and it would seem that Balotelli is likely to leave the San Siro this summer with the club’s vice president Barbara Berlusconi admitting as much in a recent interview.

Balotelli moved to AC Milan in January 2013 and despite a number of unsavoury incidents both on and off the field of play the striker has netted 30 goals in 54 appearances.

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