Arsenal are preparing a bid for Inter Milan striker Mario Balotelli.

The 19-year-old is one of the hottest properties in Serie A, but has fallen out of favour at the San Siro.

It is has been reported that he has problems with coach Jose Mourinho, but the Portuguese has denied this and claims the issue is between the player and the club.

The Gunners believe they can steal a march on their rivals and seal a deal for the Italian Under-21 international this summer.