Arsenal 'set their asking price for Folarin Balogun' as one move ruled out
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Arsenal have set their asking price for on-loan striker Folarin Balogun, according to reports
Balogun has been on fire for Reims since arriving at the club. The 21-year-old has registered 16 goals in 26 Ligue 1 appearances this season, helping the French side to an impressive 19-game unbeaten run.
His prolific form has attracted interest from all over Europe. Whilst there is a degree of uncertainty surrounding his future at Arsenal, amid reports that the Gunners could look to cash in on the interest to avoid the risk of losing him for free in 2025.
It would seem both Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah are currently ahead of him in the pecking order at the Emirates, and Balogun is likely to want first team football wherever he goes next.
Balogun asking price revealed
Arsenal are expected to demand €40 million (£35m) if they are to see Balogun leave north London this summer, claim Inter Live, via Sport Witness.
Serie A giants Inter and AC Milan have been rumoured with the Englishman, but it is thought Inter would struggle to meet his price tag due top ongoing financial issues at the club.
Both clubs are keen to refresh their ageing attacks, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic expected to leave the San Siro this summer. Meanwhile, the future's of Inter Milan duo Romelu Lukaku and Edin Dzeko are up in the air.
The report claims that Inter ‘will have identified huge potential in Balogun’, to the point of ‘wanting to try and make a serious attempt for him in the months to come’.
However, Arteta may find it tricky to assimilate him back into the first team, with the Gunners boss said to be weighing up what to do with the striker. But should they sell him, they will reportedly ask for ‘at the very least, a figure of around €40m’.
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