AC Milan have already lost patience with Italian striker Mario Balotelli and could be set to offload their star player, according to Daily Express.

Balotelli was brought off by Milan manager Clarence Seedorf after 69 minutes in the 2-0 defeat to Roma on Friday night.

Balotelli later clashed with a Sky Sports Italia pundit, who suggested that he wasn't living up to the hype, as he doesn't make enough of an effort to move about the pitch when he doesn't have possession.

The striker responded: “You don't understand anything about football. Trust me, you really don't”

“I never said I'm a top player. I am a perfectly normal player, it will take time to become world class, but the reasons why I am not a top player are not the same reasons you think.”

The media attention that has surrounded the 23-year-old for much of his career has clearly got to him. He continued: “You always talk about me. When Milan win Mario's great, when Milan lose it's all Mario's fault. You expect me to score five goals a game. I don't need your criticism, I make my own criticism”.

The player's unhappiness with the Italian press has caused speculation about a possible change of destination for the striker and a move back to the Premier League looks possible.

Balotelli was revered in England for both his on and off-field antics and has been linked with rivals Arsenal and Tottenham.

Arsenal are looking for somebody to challenge Olivier Giroud for his spot in the starting 11, with only the young Yaya Sanogo and the underwhelming Nicklas Bendtner as possible challengers.

Tottenham Hotspur are also on the lookout for a forward this summer as a replacement for Jermain Defoe, while Roberto Saldado has also failed to settle in at the club. Balotelli could solve their problems.

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