Mario Balotelli could return to the Premier League just 12 months after his departure from Manchester City due to his frustration at AC Milan's dire season. Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are all being credited with interest in the Italian striker.

Milan sit 13th in Serie A after 17 games played, an enormous 27 points behind leaders Juventus and, far more worryingly, only five points clear of the relegation zone.

Balotelli has found the net 21 times in 33 appearances for Milan since joining them last January but he has been unable to arrest their decline and a transfer away from the San Siro would now appear to be a possibility for the 23-year-old.

According to the Daily Mail, a move to London could be on the cards for the player with Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs all likely to be interested were Balotelli to be made available by his current employers.

Arsenal are expected to recruit another forward before the transfer deadline given the current reliance on Olivier Giroud, while his back-up Nicklas Bendtner is sidelined for a number of weeks.

Chelsea, meanwhile, have seen Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba find the net only six times between them in the Premier League and the club would appear to be in desperate need of another goalscorer.

Were either of these sides, or perhaps Spurs, to make a formal approach for Balotelli then it would seem they would have to part with at least €30 million to sign him.

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