Mario Balotelli transfer: Arsenal 'ready' to pay £25m to bring Italian maverick to the Emirates
Arsene Wenger ready to spend, according to reports
Arsene Wenger is ready to splash the cash and bring Italian striker Mario Balotelli to Arsenal.
The 23-year-old scored Italy's winner against England in Manaus and has been heavily linked with the Gunners in recent weeks.
AC Milan want the striker off their wage bill and have offered the striker to the north London club.
The Arsenal boss has now stepped up his interest in Balotelli, according to a report in the Daily Mirror.
Wenger is in Brazil with French TV, as are Balotelli's representatives.
However, Arsenal will face stiff competition for Balotelli, with big spenders Monaco also monitoring his availabilty.
The Italian giants, seven times European champions, are in disarray on and off the field, finishing eighth in Serie A last season. Clarence Seedorf was announced as manager in January and won 11 of his 19 league matches but he was last week replaced by former striker Filippo Inzaghi.
Balotelli scored 18 goals in 41 matches for the club last season.
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