Arsenal Look To Hijack Liverpool’s Balotelli Deal As Agent Flies To London

By on August 21, 2014

Arsenal are looking to make a late move to hijack Liverpool’s €20m deal to sign Mario Balotelli from AC Milan, according to reports.

The controversial hitman confirmed this morning that he’s leaving the San Siro and widespread reports suggest he’s heading to Anfield after the Merseysiders supposedly agreed a €20m fee on Wednesday night.

However, there could yet be a twist in the tail as the Express are citing reports coming out of Italy that claim that Arsenal, and possibly even Chelsea, are still in the running and are eyeing late bids to hijack Liverpool’s deal.

Balotelli’s agent, Mino Raiola, is en route to the UK to discuss terms with Liverpool officials this afternoon but the report states he insisted on holding the negotiations in London so he could also hold potential talks with Arsenal and Chelsea.

It would be hilarious if Liverpool lost out on Balotelli at this stage as many of their fans are already hailing him as the ‘best signing of the summer’. Will fans ever learn? A deal’s not done until he’s holding the shirt!

I personally don’t see Arsene Wenger signing the Italian international as he’s made it clear he’s not in the market for any more attackers. However, that could change should someone leave and with rumours circulating that Galatasaray are in for Lukas Podolski, perhaps Arsene might just decide to move for Balotelli afterall?

He’ll have to hurry up about it as Liverpool are keen to get the deal done today so he’s registered in time for their game with Man City on Monday night.