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Inter Milan focus to sign Folarin Balogun


Inter Milan focus to sign Folarin Balogun

Inter Milan see 22-year-old USA international Folarin Balogun as one for the future, although no formal offer has yet been made for the player, who flew out to the States for Arsenal’s pre-season tour on Sunday.

When asked about Balogun’s future, Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta said: “we will see what happens.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea now have two serious bidders for Lukaku.
Juventus have held talks and are prepared to pay 40m Euros, including add-ons. However, any bid is likely to depend on them selling Dusan Vlahovic.

Lukaku’s other option is Al Hilal, although it’s though his preference at this stage is to remain in European football.
He is not expected to go on Chelsea’s pre-season tour of the US.

Analysis: Why Arsenal could regret letting Balogun go
Chris Wilder and his assistant Alan Knill have a rule when it comes to young recruits. “We try not to take anybody on their first loan,” Knill says. The reason? “It’s always such a learning period.”

Balogun struggled when he started Arsenal’s opening day loss at Brentford last season.

But when Folarin Balogun became available during their time in charge of Middlesbrough in the Championship in 2022, they knew they had to make an exception. Some players are too good to turn down. “He was just such a talent,” adds Knill.

Middlesbrough did not see the full extent of that talent in the end. Balogun, although prolific in Arsenal’s academy and with England’s youth teams, would depart the Riverside Stadium having only scored three times in 18 Championship appearances.

But even then, after an awkward introduction to senior football and before his stunning, 21-goal campaign on loan at Reims, there was little doubt about the direction in which he was heading

Inter Milan focus to sign Folarin Balogun

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