Transfer Balls: Arsenal Buy Mario Balotelli Without Ever Speaking To Him Or AC Milan
TRANSFER Balls: We begin with the Mirror’s news on Mario Balotelli:
EXCLUSIVE: Arsenal are ready to pay around £25m for AC Milan’s ex-Man City striker Mario Balotelli.
Ex-Man City striker was Italy’s World Cup match-winner against England last weekend but AC Milan want to get him off their wage bill
So. Arsenal might bid for the player? There are no quotes from anyone around AC Milan, Arsenal or the player. That’s an exclusive?
The Daily Star says the Gunners already have bid for him:
Arsenal launch stunning £25m move for AC Milan bad-boy Mario Balotelli
The Express agrees:
ARSENAL have looked to steal a march over Monaco by making a £25m bid for Mario Balotelli.
But this is Transfer Balls. So. To go with the speculation, you get a tweak on the numbers. The Metro reads all the other stories but moves the fee enough to look original:
Arsenal are poised to make a £27million offer for Mario Balotelli after manager Arsene Wenger reportedly gave the green light to the transfer.
And then you get utter balls about a man’s private thoughts:
Wenger had seemed to privately rule it out a fortnight ago, fearing his attitude could ruin the dressing room, but has now apparently warmed to the idea.
The last word is with the Mail:
Arsenal want to find out what the cost of the deal would be before fully pursuing a swoop for Balotelli.
So. Arsenal have no idea what Balotelli costs, have offered £25m and £27million for him and have yet to make an offer.
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