AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani is 99.9% confident that striker Mario Balotelli will be playing at the San Siro in the 2014/2015 campaign, despite strong interest from Premier League duo Arsenal and Liverpool.
The Italian striker was reportedly on his way out of the Serie A club after growing frustrated with life in Italy, but after a poor showing in Brazil during the World Cup, a possible transfer back to England was all but cancelled.
Both Arsenal and Liverpool were keen on signing the 23-year-old before the Summer tournament, with The Gunners favourites for his signature due to the link they both have with PUMA, but Arsene Wenger all-but confirmed during the tournament that he wasn't interested in controversial figure.
Tired of Italia
It's believed Balotelli is growing fed up with the lack of competition in Italy, and is also being effected by the constant racial issues he suffers from the fans, and he is ready to return to England.
The striker had a memorable career with Manchester City before returning to Italy, and Galliani confirmed that a deal was close before the World Cup.
Sale nearly happened
The chief executive admitted that they were close to selling him to an un-named Premier League club before the World Cup got underway, and then after the tournament, he admitted that all the chances of selling him had gone due to his poor performances.
Galliani revealed that they were looking at a £24million sale, and admitted that he regrets not selling him sooner.
Now in a recent interview, he has confirmed that Balotelli is more likely to stay at San Siro now due to lack of interest in the forward.
No problems with Mario
"Mario is training like the other players," said Galliani. "He never asked to be sold.
"He will stay at Milan. 100 per cent doesn't exist on the transfer market, but 99.9 per cent does."
If Balotelli is to move from Milan, it's more likely going to be to Arsenal now after Liverpool look set to wrap up a deal for Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy.
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