Milan President Silvio Berlusconi is reported to have said he was on the verge of selling Mario Balotelli to an English club before the World Cup.
The 23-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal throughout this summer’s transfer window, but interest from the Gunners seems to have cooled of late.
Now, the agency Adnkronos are claiming that during a meeting with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi today, the San Siro chief lamented the fact that will no longer be able to sell the player.
“Other than Italy, I lost during the World Cup,” Berlusconi is reported to have said. “I was about to sell Balotelli to an English team for millions.
“But after this World Cup who will buy him anymore?”
Berlusconi is also said to have revealed that he will not be selling Mattia De Sciglio.