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Mario Balotelli's agent admits Arsenal move is possible

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AC Milan forward Mario Balotelli has been linked with a return back to the Premier League this summer, and it would seem Arsenal are favourites to secure the signing of the Italy international.

Balotelli's agent, Mino Raiola, has only added fuel to speculation by refusing to rule out a move to north London. Raiola told Sky Sports: "Arsenal is a fantastic club in London. Only 10 clubs in the world maximum could afford Mario - like all premium players and he is one of the greatest."

With Arsene Wenger reportedly looking for another front-man to provide competition for current striker Olivier Giroud, the signing of Balotelli is highly possible. He scored 14 league goals in 30 games this season and 12 goals in 13 games for AC Milan in the remainder of the 2012/2013 season after his departure from Manchester City.    

Arsenal are also rumoured to be interested in QPR's Loic Remy. The French striker, who was on loan at Newcastle, also managed to score 14 league goals this campaign and would be a cheaper option. Despite the quality of Balotelli, as a player he was very controversial during his time with City. His tendency to kick out, along with his bust ups with teammates and even Roberto Mancini, is something Wenger will have to take into consideration, although it appears that he has calmed down since his return to Italy.

Whilst the man who scored the winner against England is still in Brazil it's unlikely any decision will be made until after the World Cup.       

       

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