Arsenal target Balotelli: We'll see what comes after the World Cup

The 23-year-old striker has been linked with a move to Arsenal, but the Italy international insists he sole focus is on the World Cup and not on his future at AC Milan
Mario Balotelli refused to be drawn on his future at AC Milan amid speculation linking him with a move to Arsenal, insisting "we will see" after the World Cup.

Goal exclusively revealed that Arsene Wenger will meet with the striker's agent, Mino Raiola, on Saturday as the Gunners looks to close in on the £25 million signing of the Italy international.

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Raiola was similarly coy when asked specifically on Arsenal's interest, admitting "anything is possible" during the summer transfer window, but Balotelli is keen not to distract himself from his task in Brazil.

 "I'm concentrating on the national team and the World Cup," he told reporters.

"What comes later, we will see. I know nothing."

The Azzurri are looking to build on their excellent start to the tournament when they face Costa Rica on Friday, after Balotelli's goal gave them a 2-1 win over England in their opening fixture.

A win in Recife against the central Americans will see Italy through and the AC Milan striker is enjoying his nation's campaign for what he feels is the ultimate prize.

He told the media: "I'm experiencing this tournament with a great piece of mind. I experience no pressure, nor anything of the sort.

"I want to go as far as I can in the World Cup and score as many goals as possible. But the important thing is that the team wins. For me, the World Cup is more important than the Champions League or the Ballon d'Or.

"I hope it's not Mario's World Cup, but Italy's World Cup. I don't want to be the star, I want the team to win."