Sheffield United are hopeful of signing Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun, with Yorkshire Live claiming that the club are ‘in conversation’ with the Gunners over a deal.
Chris Wilder is desperate to bring in a new striker having seen his side score just once in the last five games, including a failure to bag in their opening two Premier League games.
The Blades had reportedly seen a bid in the region of £3m rejected for Balogun. However, they remain keen, and believe Arsenal may be willing to sell with no new contract on the table for the youngster.
Balogun has shot to prominence in north London in the last 18 months. He has scored for the youth teams and under-23s for the Gunners but has, as yet, failed to make the first XI under Mikel Arteta.
The Blades are also said to still be in the hunt to sign Liverpool forward, Rhian Brewster. Crystal Palace chairman, Steve Parish, rubbished a Sky Sports report yesterday that claimed a fee had been agreed between the Eagles and Liverpool.
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Whoever we sign, it needs to be right and it needs to be someone who can make an instant impact on proceedings at Bramall Lane.
Wilder obviously sees something in both Balogun and Brewster. Whether either player will be able to be that player we need, will only be seen if they end up in the red and white of United.
It seems we are edging closer and Wilder seems to be confident. However, the longer this goes on, the more concerned fans will get, especially after two losses on the bounce already this season.