The controversial striker believes he has been made a scapegoat for the Azzurri’s failure to progress from the group stages in Brazil and has no desire to return to Serie A next season.

Arsenal have already shown interest in the former Manchester City man this summer, but boss Arsene Wenger also has other targets in mind as he looks to add to his attacking options.

The Gunners boss has also been linked with a move for Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez, while Porto’s Jackson Martinez is also in the frame for a switch to the Emirates.