“Mario Balotelli Won’t Be Joining Arsenal”

By on June 24, 2014

Italian pundit Paddy Agnew told talkSPORT this morning that AC Milan will NOT sell striker Mario Balotelli to Arsenal this summer.

There has been much talk in recent days suggesting that Balotelli was edging ever-closer to moving to the Emirates, with rumours of a £180,000-a-week contract being offered and a potential £30m fee being discussed.

There has even been speculation that Arsene Wenger may have met with the 23-year-old’s agent, Mino Raiola, over in Brazil to discuss the finer details of a move, and Barbra Berlosconi, the AC Milan vice-president, said yesterday on the clubs official website that Balotelli wasn’t irreplaceable, so fans have been getting excited by the thought of the Italian hitman joining Arsenal.

However, that’s not likely to happen according to Italian football expect Paddy Agnew. The Rome-based pundit was speaking on the Alan Brazil breakfast show this morning and when he was asked if Balotelli would be joining Arsenal this summer, Agnew insisted AC Milan won’t let him go.

“I don’t think they’re going to let him [Balotelli] go, it wouldn’t make any sense.”

You can listen to the full interview and here what Agnew said for yourself here, but he seemed certain that the Serie A club wouldn’t be selling Balotelli to Arsenal, or any other club for that matter, this summer.

Obviously it goes against much of what we’re being fed by the newspapers and AC Milan haven’t exactly been playing down the suggestion of Balotelli leaving, so I’d be inclined to take what Agnew said with a pinch of salt.

A deal may not be as close as the papers would have us believe, but if we meet AC Milan’s asking price, I remain confident Balotelli would be on his way to north London this summer.


  1. dan

    June 24, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    and when has talksport ever known anything? terrible website, awful radio shore. Anti Arsenal bullsh!t.

  2. dan

    June 24, 2014 at 3:53 pm


  3. Me

    June 24, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    The guy is just a pundit. Its like asking Alan Sheerer whether a playing in the premier league is leaving. He will have an opinion, but doesnt mean he knows one way of the other.

  4. Dexter

    June 24, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Crikey this is desperate! Some renta gob has an opinion and its treated like news?

  5. Emmanuel

    June 24, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    I don’t really care if barlotelli does not join arsenal after all, but does paddy Agnew work for Milan or is he an omniscient pundit whose opinion carries more weight than those of others. I don’t make much of his opinion. I would rather arsenal work hard to sign Alexis sanchez. he is a more all round striker.

  6. mbarak

    June 24, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    jusr a pundit, even fools have opinion

  7. kenneth Edobu

    June 24, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    paddy Agnew should keep is mouth shot bcos he did not know anything about the transfer between Arsenal and Ac Milan.

  8. kenneth Edobu

    June 24, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    and I want to say the media should not been telling the public lies bcos the fans are expecting fact from the media

  9. Osharejero gabriel

    June 24, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Wenger must sign balo nd sanchez nd i can neva blve those rubbish he was sayin,did he even knw anyfin abt d transfer

  10. Marv

    June 24, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Hey, the guy is a pundit and nothing more.

  11. Gilly

    June 24, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    I’m just watching Balotelli play against Uruguay..He is useless

  12. mystic

    June 24, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Admit I was only half listening to the link (watching England), but I didn’t hear your title anywhere; “Mario Balotelli Won’t Be Joining Arsenal”.

    What a shocking website this is sometimes.

  13. Mustafa mustee

    June 24, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Arsenal need 4 classic players

  14. Buzz3210(GOONER4LIFE)

    June 24, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    All i want to say is THANK GOD he would apend more time banned has he only got 2 braincells

  15. mershhuduber

    June 25, 2014 at 10:50 am

    The guy is just a pundit. Its like asking Alan
    Sheerer whether a playing in the premier league
    is leaving. He will have an opinion, but doesnt
    mean he knows one way of the other.

  16. tayo_ozil

    June 25, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    i dnt lik dat balloteli he dnt av full sense,play 5match get 3match ban lik suarez, all i want is sanchez(25millio.)

  17. smeg

    June 25, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    What a poorly written article. The grammar used is like that of a 14 year old. Using the opinion of a clueless pundit, paid to spin speculation is highly unprofessional. A website dedicated to arsenal news should be reporting accurate and reliable information, not the opinions of a pundit whos involvement and knowledge of football is no more relevant than that of the pope.

  18. Umarleda

    August 9, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    I love arsenal a want to be come a player of arsenal

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