Arsenal ‘In Talks’ Over Potential £8m Striker Deal

By on July 25, 2014

Arsenal are in talks with AC Milan about a potential swap deal involving Mario Balotelli and Joel Campbell, according to reports in Italy.

We were heavily linked with a move for Balotelli earlier in the summer but the speculation appeared to subside after his poor showings at the World Cup.

However, Italian outlet TuttoSport claim that Milan are keen to offload the controversial striker due to his high wages and have sounded out Arsenal about a possible swap deal.

The San Siro club were already in talks with Arsenal chiefs over a potential deal for Joel Campbell when they supposedly offered us the chance to sign Balotelli for just £8m if we threw in the young Costa Rican striker.

Arsene has already said he’ll wait to see Campbell in training before deciding on his future, but he could now be tempted to use the 22-year-old as a make-weight to land Balotelli at a bargain price.

If the boss doesn’t see a future at the club for Campbell, then it would be a no-brainer to go-ahead with this swap deal as despite his obvious flaws, Balotelli is still a huge talent, and if we can tame his wild-side then we’d have an excellent addition to the squad.

However, Joel has shown a great deal of promise so I wouldn’t want us to give up on his without at least giving him the chance to impress in training and pre-season games.

So I’d like to us to hold out and see what Arsene decides later in the window once he’s had a chance to assess the youngster.


  1. Robinson

    July 26, 2014 at 7:13 am

    We want Cambell,let go of Sanago on loan bring the super Mario to d emirates Mr Wenger

  2. Samson

    July 26, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Bring balotteli for up please and khedira

  3. Steve

    July 26, 2014 at 8:10 am

    What arsenal is lacking now are DM centre FWD.and wenger knows this, pls tel mr. Wenger 2bring khedira and baloteli ooo

  4. wangubo yusuf kibeedi

    July 26, 2014 at 9:52 am

    I think Wenger is runing away from the typical french man he has been over the years who learns nothing and forgets nothing from his past. We failed to take the league purely b’se of a striker. Those around him remind him of it.Baro or another sharp striker sh’d. Good work sofar.

  5. wali

    July 26, 2014 at 10:18 am

    offload sanogo through loan and let cambell remain in Emirate as you bring Baloteli as also you prepare to bring in DM(Bender,khedira or morgan s). From here pl cl cp emcup shield cup begin.

  6. bagonza karasani

    July 26, 2014 at 11:26 am

    offload sanogo and load in supper balloteli

  7. J

    July 26, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Reporting bollocks as usual.

  8. Festus Muya

    July 26, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Campel is young and promising player more disciplined and focused Wenger should never think of selling him instead he should bring in Mario

  9. ojambo neville robert

    July 26, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    khedira,schner and toli shd come,then sanogo,podos,arteta and giroud off

  10. mkhululi

    July 26, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Campbell must stay and offload sanongo so that we bring balloteli

  11. tony

    July 26, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Campbell is lazy and we need to out him. During the world cup l only saw him move out of the centre circle to move upfield and not help out the defence which is something that wenger likes his strikers to do. We need to keep vermalean or sign a back up centre half – sign a CDM (not khederia)or hope that diaby stays fit and lives up to his potential. I cannot see willshere getting a game as he has not improved in the last three years(allright he has been injured) and why is there still talk about cassilas as we are signing ospina? Finally – if the players all stay fit l cannot see why we are not right up there at the end of the season.

  12. andy kiprotick

    July 30, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    @tonny,u a nt arsenal. fun. dear .giroud,sanogo,diaby off as ballotelli,khedila,campbell. shud stay wenger

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