Arsene Holds Raiola Talks Ahead Of £29m Deal – Reports

By on June 22, 2014

Arsene Wenger has reportedly met with the agent of Mario Balotelli this weekend to discuss terms over a potential £29m move to Arsenal.

The speculation over Balotelli joining Arsenal has intensified in recent days and he’s emerged as the most likely candidate to be our major striker signing this summer.

The Mirror are now reporting that Arsene was due to meet with the 23-year-old’s agent, Mino Raiola, over in Brazil this weekend to hold formal talks over a move to the Emirates.

The paper states that Balotelli is keen to return to the Premier League and want’s to move to London, and Raiola is understood to be confident a deal with us can be struck.

It’s another development on what’s becoming an ever-evolving transfer saga. Just last week reports claimed that Dick Law had drawn up a contract worth around £180,000-a-week for the striker, while further reports over the weekend suggested that AC Milan had agreed to sell the Italian international if a bid of £29m came in.

Who knows if this supposed meeting between Wenger and Raiola took place or what was said if it did, but it certainly seems like we have some concrete interest in Balotelli and I’d be delighted if he was signed.

He may not be the finished package just yet, but he’s a huge talent and would no doubt improve under the guidance of Arsene. This story is likely to drag on for a few weeks yet, so no doubt I’ll have more updates to bring you over the coming days….



  1. Raphael Daura

    June 23, 2014 at 6:13 am

    Lets have mario balotell please, he is a good player. Wenger should ask about balo’s previou behaviour, he had changed. Please get him for us to get trophies.

  2. richard in spain

    June 23, 2014 at 8:46 am

    we re going to buy Mario and then Vela and god nows who else but we aint got no one yet if he don’t want that 100million I cold do with it

  3. wilson

    June 23, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Mario plz

  4. terry

    June 23, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    When I 1st heard aout this deal I thought it was just a paper BS story.

    Now it looks like it might happen I hope its a BS story.

    What do people see in Mario, AFC do not need a player who stands around moaning the whole game thinking he is great. The only thing Mario will bring to us is trouble both n and off the field.

    I cannot believe AW would bring such a lazy big headed trouble maker to our team.

  5. muhammad

    June 23, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Yes, mario is gud attacker

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