Sports Arsenal ready to pay Mario Balotelli £180,000-a-week

According to the Metro, Arsenal are ready to offer Mario Balotelli a staggering £180,000-a-week deal to lure him to the club next season.

Balotelli who left Manchester City last year January for AC Milan could make a swift return to the Premier League if the deal with Arsenal goes through.

Arsenal are preparing to strengthen for next season,and the controversial striker could be the missing link for the Gunners,whom it is understood coach Arsene Wenger wants to add to his ranks.

Just this week,Balotelli's agent confirmed that a deal could be possible with Arsenal,when asked if there was a possibility.

Arsenal are yet to formally make an approach, but reports in Italy say senior officials including negotiator Richard Law have drawn up a potential contract – worth £180,000-a-week.