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City and Arsenal could make bids for Italian teenager...

Manchester City and Arsenal are ready to entice Inter rebel Mario Balotelli with lucrative offers after he admitted his future in Milan is far from certain.

Balotelli opened the door to a Premier League move after claiming he was pleased with Arsenal's reported interest on Tuesday. That was quickly played down by his agent who said he would not leave Inter this summer.

But Il Corriere dello Sport claims City and the Gunners are now thinking of making a serious move for him by offering €25 million.

The 19-year-old striker is good friends with Roberto Mancini who gave him his Inter breakthrough when he was coach at San Siro.

However, since then Balotelli has endured problems and last term he was seen as a rebel by former coach Jose Mourinho and several senior players.

His troubles there have led him to consider a breath of fresh air could revive his career. The hitman is also liked in London and Arsene Wenger is pondering a €20m move.

However, both Premier League sides would have to increase their offers considerably as Inter value him at close to €40m.

Speculative voices have suggested the Nerazzurri could ask City for Carlos Tevez if the deal becomes fixed, but the English side have made it clear the himan is not for sale.

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