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Inter Milan vs AC Milan: The Tug of War for Arsenal’s Balogun

A Hot Target on Arsenal’s Roster

In a thrilling turn of events, Folarin Balogun, Arsenal’s forward dynamo, is presently a focal point of interest for the Italian Serie A powerhouses Inter Milan and AC Milan. It seems the 22-year-old’s potential relocation to Italy has considerably piqued his interest, making the summer transfer window even more intriguing.

In an endeavour to replenish the club coffers and further strengthen his team, primarily in midfield and right-back positions, Mikel Arteta, Arsenal’s astute manager, has decided to place Balogun on the summer transfer list.

The Reims Connection

A loan spell at Reims in the last season saw Balogun rise to prominence as he netted 22 goals in a mere 39 games, catapulting him onto the scouting radar of top-tier European clubs.

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Interest from Monaco and RB Leipzig

Balogun’s impressive performance did not go unnoticed, with Monaco and RB Leipzig initially expressing their interest. However, as the situation currently stands, the Milanese giants have emerged as the front runners in the race for Balogun’s signature, with Inter Milan leading the pack.

Balogun: A Contingency for Lukaku’s Failed Deal

The Champions League finalists had initially set their sights on Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku. However, their hopes were dashed by Juventus’ unexpected intervention. This has resulted in a shift of focus towards Arsenal’s Balogun, who is seen as a feasible alternative.

The Difficult Decision

Despite recognising Balogun’s potential utility for Arsenal, Arteta has made the bold decision to let him go, not only to raise capital for the club but also considering the benefit of the 22-year-old’s promising career.

Arsenal’s Grand Scheme

The North London club is attempting to raise up to £70m through the sales of marquee players such as Kieran Tierney and Balogun. Arsenal has been linked with potential acquisitions such as Mohammed Kudus and Romeo Lavia, indicating a focused approach to their squad restructuring.

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