AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli is keen to return to England.

The Sunday Mirror says Balotelli could return to the Premier League next season - but Manchester City will not be activating a buy-back clause in the Italian's AC Milan contract.

The champions agreed to sell Balotelli to Milan for a cut-price £20million 16 months ago, on the proviso that they were given first refusal on the 23-year-old if he ever left the San Siro.

Arsenal and Tottenham are among clubs that do retain interest in the striker.

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