Inter Milan heavily interested in Arsenal talisman Balogun

Inter Milan are planning to use funds from the sale of Andre Onana to Manchester United to sign Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun. He is now their first priority after Lukaku snitched the deal.

United are in advanced negotiations to sign Inter goalkeeper Onana. This is with the deal close to completion.

The Daily Mail claim United have agreed to pay a fee of around £43m. That is for the Cameroon international, including add-ons.

Balogun is now the no 1 priority for Inter Milan after Lukaku deal collapsed

Inter are already planning how to spend the funds from the sale of Onana. They have set their sights on Arsenal striker Balogun.

The United States international impressed on loan at Reims last season. He went on to score 22 goals in 39 games.

But with Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah seemingly ahead of him. That is in the pecking order at Arsenal, Balogun could be sold this summer.

There is a difference in valuation of the player between the two clubs. With Inter unwilling to meet Arsenal’s £50m asking price for the striker.

However, it is claimed that the Italian club ‘could insert a buyback clause. Or offer a favourable percentage of any future sale to help drive down cost’.

Inter’s interest in Balogun follows their decision to walk away from talks to re-sign Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea.

Lukaku spent last season on loan at the Champions League finalists. But Inter withdrew a £34m offer to bring him back to San Siro after it was revealed the striker was simultaneously negotiating with rivals Juventus. While Inter have turned their attention to Balogun. Arsenal won’t allow the striker to leave for cheap.

Mikel Arteta is said to rate Balogun highly and has taken the striker on the club’s pre-season tour of the United States.

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