AC Milan open door to Balotelli exit

Published July 21st, 2014 - 01:35 GMT

By Gaia Brunelli

AC Milan are keen to sell Mario Balotelli this summer and would accept a €20 million offer for the controversial striker according to Goal.

The Rossoneri will take part in the International Champions Cup, which kicks off on July 24, and are eager to put a move in place for the striker before the squad meets up for the pre-season tournament.

The former Manchester City striker, who is currently on holiday in New York, is understood to favour a return to the Premier League with Arsenal.

Goal revealed Gunners boss Arsene Wenger had arranged to meet with Balotelli's agent Mino Raiola during the World Cup for talks over a move for the striker.

But, after signing Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona for €40m, Wenger has since ruled out signing another forward this summer.

"Up front we don't need any more," the French coach said. "It's not especially for numbers.

"We need a goalkeeper for sure and, after that, it depends on how our midfielders get through without injuries until the start of the season. Maybe at centre-back we'll still bring one in."

Milan president Silvio Berlusconi reportedly claimed the club missed out on a €35m deal to sell Balotelli to an unnamed Premier League club because of the striker's disappointing World Cup showing.

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