Sheffield United are expected to make a second approach to Arsenal in a bid to sign young striker, Folarin Balogun.
That is, according to Football.London, who believe Chris Wilder’s recruitment team are set to come back to the Gunners with a second offer, after seeing an initial £3m bid rejected last week.
The report claims that the Gunners may well be willing to sell Balogun. The teenager has yet to play a senior game for Arsenal but is said to be highly thought of by current boss, Mikel Arteta.
However, Arteta is also under pressure to raise funds this summer. After signing Willian on big money from Chelsea and awarding Aubameyang a new deal, the Gunners have little in the way of funds to spend in the market.
And with Arsenal still looking for a new midfielder, Arteta could well choose to cash-in on Balogun and bring in some much-needed funds to the transfer kitty.
This is good news for Chris Wilder. The Blades boss is desperate to bring a new striker in and admitted following the loss to Aston Villa last night that he is still working away to bring a forward into the club.
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Clubs are playing cat and mouse with each other at the moment but as the days tick away, teams will become more and more desperate to conclude their business.
That works both ways as well. While Arsenal might sit and demand money for Balogun, they also have targets of their own in mind, so they need the money just like other teams need to buy.
Hopefully, this plays into the arms of United and we can – finally – land that elusive, pacey striker we crave.