Mario Balotelli won't join Arsenal - plus more transfer gossip

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Arsenal's pursuit of Mario Balotelli appears to be at an end with AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani insisting that the striker isn't for sale.

The Gunners had previously been quoted a price of £25 million for the Italian international, and were said to have held talks over a potential switch.

Earlier this week, Arsene Wenger insisted that he wasn't interested in the Italian, and now it seems as though the deal is dead in the water.

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"Balotelli will remain at Milan," Galliani told the club's official website.

That seems to take Arsenal back to square one as they continue their search for a new forward. Bayern Munich ace Mario Mandzukic has been previously linked with a move to north London along with Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid - although the latter could be on his way to Juventus.

More Arsenal transfer news:

Arsenal have re-ignited their interest in QPR forward Loic Remy. He's available for around £12 million and has been linked with the Gunners for some time (The Telegraph)

Lars Bender is also back on Arsenal's transfer radar, and Wenger could soon launch a £21 million bid for his services (Mirror)

Arsenal are looking at Matheiu Debuchy of Newcastle as a potential replacement for Bacary Sagna (The Mirror)

Arsenal are preparing a final bid for Alvaro Morata along with rivals Tottenham - but Juventus remain at the front of the queue (The Express)

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