Balotelli ‘happy’ with Gunners interest

June 30th, 2010

Mario Balotelli is flattered by Arsenal's reported interest (Photo: TEAMtalk.com)

Mario Balotelli is flattered by Arsenal’s reported interest, with Manchester City also said to be tracking the Inter Milan striker’s situation.

The highly-rated 19-year-old is said to be a target of Arsene Wenger’s side as well as a number of other European clubs.

Balotelli – who hit the headlines for his spats with former manager Jose Mourinho – insisted he was happy that Rafa Benitez had been installed as Inter manager following his departure from Liverpool.

However, he couldn’t hide his delight at being subject to speculation, with former Nerazzurri and Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini also believed to be keen on his services.

“I’m ready for Benitez and I’m happy that he has talked well of me,” said the Italy Under-21 international.

“But I’m happy also that Arsenal likes me. Staying at Inter? Now let’s see. Roberto Mancini? He gave me my debut in Serie A.”

He laughed off suggestions of a city switch to rivals AC, adding: “Go to Milan? Of course not!”

Balotelli’s agent has played down suggestions of an impending deal, revealing that Benitez does not want to part company with the front man.

Mino Raiola told Radio Radio tv: “I spoke with Inter, which has a project. I don’t think Balotelli is on the market but I don’t know if they want (him to) play.”

Source: TEAMtalk.com

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