- San Siro interest in Balogun
- Looks unlikely to stay at Arsenal
- Recently switched allegiance to USA
WHAT HAPPENED? The Daily Mail claim Inter, AC Milan and Roma are all keen on clinching a permanent deal for Balogun, who shone on loan at Reims in 2022-23, netting 22 goals for the Ligue 1 club.
THE BIGGER PICTURE: It looks unlikely that Balogun will head out on loan again, nor is his future at Arsenal secure either, with the 21-year-old desperate for guaranteed first-team football to continue his progress. He recently switched international allegiance to the USA from England – for whom he played Under-21s football.
AND WHAT'S MORE: Arsenal may not be able to offer Balogun the opportunities he craves, given Gabriel Jesus' role as first-choice centre-forward, backed up by Eddie Nketiah. They could get a decent fee for the USMNT star, though, with Balogun still contracted at the Emirates Stadium for another two years.
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WHAT NEXT FOR BALOGUN? It remains to be seen whether Balogun seals a move in the coming weeks, or if he joins up with the Arsenal squad for their pre-season programme, which begins in July.