Mario Balotelli has refused to comment on transfer speculation linking him with a move to Arsenal, insisting that “we will see” after the World Cup.
The Gunners have emerged in recent weeks as one club with potential interest in the 23-year-old, amid continued reports that the AC Milan are open to his sale from bids upwards of €30m.
However, reports emanating from Italy suggest that the Rossoneri could accept a reduced fee if Costa Rica forward Joel Campbell is included in a swap deal.
Balotelli remains focused on Italy’s upcoming World Cup match with Campbell’s Costa Rica side but didn’t rule out a move away from his homeland this summer.
“I’m concentrating on the national team and the World Cup,” Balotelli told reporters.
“What comes later, we will see. I know nothing.”
Balotelli’s agent Mino Raiola told Sky Sports News earlier in the week that Arsene Wenger’s side would be one of only 10 clubs in the world who could afford to sign the AC Milan striker.
Gunners boss Wenger will enter the transfer market for a new striker this summer, with Nicklas Bendtner now released. Yaya Sanogo is still developing, leaving France international Olivier Giroud as the club’s only reliable frontman.
Balotelli, who won the Premier League title during his three-year stint with Manchester City, is still considered one of Europe’s biggest talents and has the best years of his career ahead of him.
And while his spell in England was tarnished by off-field headlines and temperament issues, the general consensus is that Balotelli has matured since moving back to Milan.
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