Mario Balotelli could complete a sensational return to the Premier League within weeks.
The AC Milan striker, 23, feels unappreciated in Italy and is sick of the constant racist taunts.His representatives are eager to find him a way out and they will fly to the World Cup to attempt to engineer a move.
There they are expected to hold talks with Arsenal, who have reportedly been sounded out over a possible switch.
Arsene Wenger is a fan of former Manchester City star Balotelli, despite his reputation of being tough to handle.
He had a serious of bust-ups during his time at City and once had to be separated from Roberto Mancini as a training ground incident turned nasty.However, Wenger knows his strikeforce needs strengthening and believes he can take Balotelli under his wing and nurture his undoubted talent.
Chelsea have also shown an interest in the Italy striker but they will instead move to sign Diego Costa.Liverpool planned to swoop for Balotelli if they lost Luis Suarez to Real Madrid or Barcelona but now the Uruguay star is almost certain to stay put.
Balotelli has netted an impressive 30 goals in 54 games at Milan.
They splashed out £24m to sign him in January 2013 but are now willing to sell because they are short on cash.