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AC Milan chief: No Arsenal bid for Mario Balotelli

Arsene Wenger reportedly met with the striker's agent in June. But the Gunners have not followed up on their interest in the 23-year-old, according to Adriano Gallian.

AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani says the club has not received a bid from Arsenal for Mario Balotelli.

Arsene Wenger reportedly met with the striker's agent, Mino Raiola, in Brazil for talks over a potential 31 million-euro move back in June.

But after a subdued World Cup for Balotelli that saw Italy eliminated in the group stage, Milan's club president Silvio Berlusconi conceded that a deal between the two clubs had stalled.

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And Galliani has now confirmed that Arsenal has not followed up on its interest in the former Manchester City forward.

"We have not received any offer [for Balotelli] and at this time," Galliani said Sunday. "There is nothing from Arsenal."

Meanwhile, new Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi maintains Balotelli remains a part of his plans for the new campaign.

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