The agent and brother of Mario Balotelli has stonewalled questions about Arsenal's interest in the Inter Milan striker.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger had key scouts at Genoa last weekend to check on Balotelli - and the youngster didn't disappoint with a superb performance in the 5-0 win.

Arsenal have the funds available to prise Balotelli away from Inter in January, but his brother and agent, Corrado, would only say yesterday: "I don't want to respond to this.

"I have no comments to make about it."