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Mario Balotelli latest: AC Milan willing to sell 'replaceable' Arsenal target for £30m

Gunners among a number of clubs chasing the maverick Italy striker

AC Milan vice-president Barbara Berlusconi has confirmed the Italian giants are prepared to listen to offers for Mario Balotelli.

The 23-year-old has been linked with a move to Arsenal in recent weeks and Berlusconi admitted on the Milan website that the Rossoneri will be willing to sell Balotelli for around €37m (£30m).

The striker, who has scored 30 goals in 54 matches for Milan since his move from Manchester City, still has four years left on his contract.

"Balotelli is a great player," Berlusconi said on acmilan.com.

"But the way I see it, I don't believe that someone can be irreplaceable.

"We will see what happens."

Napoli manager Rafael Benitez is also keeping tabs on Balotelli, but the Italian is reported to want a move back to the Premier League.

Milan finished in eighth last season and will not play in Europe in 2014/15.

Clarence Seedorf was last week replaced by Filippo Inzaghi as manager after just six matches in charge.