Inter Milan are ready to bid €40 million for Folarin Balogun and consider him as their prime target to replace Lukaku. The Nerazzurri have been searching for the Belgian striker’s replacement and identify Balogun as an ideal candidate. According to reports, Inter were willing to pay around €40 million to keep Lukaku, so they have a similar budget to sign a new forward.
Arsenal are looking for possible suitors for the American striker. They have Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah in their squad so they want to sell Balogun. Also, Balogun wants regular game time, and he will get more chances at Inter. The Nerazzurri will wait for Arsenal’s evaluation, as they can not go beyond €40 million. If the Gunners hold out for more transfer fees, then Inter might look elsewhere.
The Nerazzurri directors like the young American striker, and are impressed by his performance for Reims in Ligue 1 last season. Arsenal knows his quality and are hence waiting for better offers from other clubs. The Reims forward is willing to join Inter, and the Nerazzurri are hoping that would help them in the negotiations.
Inter to bid €40 million for Folarin Balogun to replace Lukaku
Inter does not want to take Lukaku back, despite his desperate attempts. However, if the Nerazzurri are left with no choice in the end, they might go for him as their budget seems to be restricted. The Belgian striker went behind the Nerazzurri’s back and had talks with Juventus. Inter directors were furious with this, and they decided to leave him. Inter were also having talks with Chelsea for a potential transfer, with a similar budget of €40 million for Balogun.
The Nerazzurri will wait for Arsenal’s position on Balogun’s transfer. But they are ready with other options if they fail to get him. Scamacca, Morata, and Beto are other players that Inter are targeting.