The transfer saga surrounding Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun continues as AS Monaco prepares to make a second bid for the player.
Balogun, who is also an international player for the US Men’s National Team, has attracted interest from several big European clubs.
Inter Milan and Tottenham have shown intrigue in signing him, but Monaco has consistently outmanoeuvred them.
Last week, Arsenal rejected Monaco’s £36m offer, which would have made Balogun the seventh player to leave the club in the summer transfer window.
Monaco believes that Balogun can continue his impressive performance from his loan spell at Stade de Reims, where he scored 21 goals in 37 league appearances.
Balogun’s desire for consistent playing time has increased the likelihood of a move away from Arsenal, but Monaco will need to meet Arsenal’s £50m valuation of the player.
Arsenal may use the funds from Balogun’s transfer to find a quick replacement for Jurrien Timber, who suffered a serious knee injury.
Balogun was not included in Arsenal’s squad for their match against Nottingham Forest and is unlikely to feature in their upcoming match against Crystal Palace.
This article was updated 1 month ago