Arsenal have set a high asking price for reported AC Milan and Inter target Folarin Balogun, according to a report from England.
According to the latest from Sky in the UK, Inter are ‘seriously exploring’ a deal for Balogun having pulled out of the race to sign Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea, viewing the USA international as an alternative and a profile for the future.
However, Arsenal are understood to value Balogun at £50m (€58m) which is well above what they would have spent on Lukaku. Meanwhile, Balogun is part of the Gunners squad that flew out to the USA for their preseason tour.
Manager Mikel Arteta has not given much away as he responded with a simple ‘we will see what happens’ when questioned about Balogun’s future after a season in which he scored 22 goals for Stade de Reims on loan.
Gianluca Di Marzio reported yesterday that Balogun is also a target for Milan as they look to sign a centre-forward.