Arsenal linked with swap for Inter Milan pair Balotelli, Vieira

Arsenal are being linked with a multi-player swap offer involving skipper Cesc Fabregas.

Tuttosport says Gunners coach Arsene Wenger is chasing Inter Milan striker Mario Balotelli and midfielder Patrick Vieira - and is willing to discuss a swap with Cesc moving in the opposite direction.

Wenger has long admired 18-year-old Balotelli, who has been called one of the brightest young talents in Italian football.

His power, pace and fiery attitude would be well-suited to the Premier League and he could seek a January switch for more regular playing time.

Former Gunners captain Vieira is also wanted by Wenger, well aware that this could be Cesc's final season at the Emirates.

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