Reports across Italy indicate Serie A giants AC Milan are willing to listen to offers for their unsettled striker Mario Balotelli for a potential move away from San Siro.
The news has generated interest across Europe with the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham all keen to bring the Italian goal-machine back to Premier League.
But AC Milan are also contemplating a deal that would be offered to Manchester United that would see Balotelli at Old Trafford and Robin van Persie joining the Italian outfit next season.
Balotelli’s fall-out with managers is not something new to football fans. Current manager Clarence Seedorf has grown tired of his antics and believes he can prise away Van Persie by using the Italian as bait.
A debatable question as to who gets the better deal if the move actually happens, but provided Balotelli is still young and has potential to improve further, apart from adding much needed fire-power in goal for the Red Devils, it might be considered Manchester United would have the better prospect.
Seedorf remains close friends with former international teammate Van Persie and next summer if he himself stays at the helm at San Siro he’ll definitely push for the move, according to the Express.
Van Persie has had a turbulent relationship with former United manager David Moyes but with a new set-up in place and with Louis van Gaal tipped to take charge at Old Trafford next term, it might deter Van Persie from making any move away from Manchester United.
Balotelli again grabbed limelight after lashing out at Sky Italia pundits following the defeat to AS Roma on Friday which places Milan in mid-table in Serie A and with no Champions League next season, the Italian has no intentions to stay in Milan.
Although French heavyweights AS Monaco too are monitoring the situation of the Italian striker and are expected to place a bid before the World Cup as they look forward to Champions League football in 2014-15.
The 23-year-old still is not short on goalscoring 14 goals in 26 appearances for The Rossoneri, according to ESPN.
It will all depend on who takes over as the new boss at Manchester United as well as AC Milan for such a move to become a reality.
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