The Italians want Campbell to be included in the transfer.
AC Milan and Arsenal could still come to an agreement over Mario Balotelli by using Joel Campbell as a makeweight in the deal, reports Italian source tuttomercatoweb.com.
The Gunners have been linked with the Italy international for some time, although Milan do not want to sell the striker.
However, new manager Filippo Inzaghi is keen to sign a versatile winger who can operate on either flank and with the pursuit of Torino’s Alessio Cerci falling flat, attention has turned to Campbell.
The 22-year-old has enjoyed an impressive past 12 months that saw him star on-loan with Olympiakos, before playing a key role in his nation Costa Rica reaching the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup against the odds.
The Rossoneri value Campbell at around £7.9m (€10m) and would therefore want the North London outfit to pay a further £7.9m on top of the forward to land Balotelli.
Arsene Wenger has previously stated that he is not looking to sign another striker this summer after securing Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona in a £35m deal.
However, as strong as the Chilean is in attack he is not an out-and-out No.9 and therefore critics think the team will be relying too much upon Olivier Giroud once again in 2014/15.
Wenger previously stated that this reliance on the France international was the reason his team weren’t more successful in the Premier League last term and yet looks set to make the same mistake again.
Balotelli is a proven forward who also has experience in England having spent two-and-a-half years with Manchester City.
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