Arsenal are interested in buying Mario Balotelli, who apparently only has a £9m price-tag on his head, according to Gazzetto dello Sport [translated by the Metro].
The Italian, regarded as the worst signing in recent Liverpool history, has been plying his trade in France after officially leaving Anfield in 2016 on a free transfer.
After arriving in 2014, Balotelli scored one Premier League goal for the Reds, unsettled the dressing room and became iconic of the miserable campaign that eventually got Brendan Rodgers fired.
He’s done well in France, scoring 43 goals for Nice in two seasons, but there’s a feeling that the 27-year-old enjoys being the main man and gets away with stuff he wouldn’t at a bigger club.
Still, he recently scored a lovely goal on his recall for the Italy national side and according to reports, Arsenal, Marseille and Dortmund are all keen.
— Stereo Serie A Radio 💜 (@StereoSerieA) May 28, 2018
But fans of the Gunners, who remember how much of a disruptive influence Balotelli can be, can’t quite believe he might be bound for the Emirates.
Personally, we don’t believe it for a minute, but their reaction is quite comical nonetheless!
— winglap (@winglap) May 31, 2018
— AFCfan (@Tumi1994) May 31, 2018
Balo – F&ck that! No thanks 🙏🏼
— italsenses (@italsenses) May 31, 2018
Is it April 1st
— The Guvnor (@mickhowsthat) May 31, 2018