Inter Milan target Arsenal striker as Lukaku replacement

Inter Milan are considering a move to sign Arsenal forward Folarin Balogun after the club’s move to re-sign Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea collapsed.

Inter have decided to leave negotiations with Chelsea over a deal to re-sign Lukaku after failing to agree a fee for the Belgian, who spent last season on loan at the San Siro.


Simeone Inzaghi’s side are now considering alternatives and have compiled a shortlist of options that includes Arsenal’s Balogun.

The 22-year-old spent last season on loan at Reims and impressed to score 21 league goals for the Ligue 1 side, but is expected to move on as he looks to retain a first-choice role.

The USA international has also been linked with Chelsea and Crystal Palace and is viewed as a different profile of forward for Inter, who are considering a more mobile option to replace Lukaku and the departed Edin Dzeko.

La Gazzetta dello Sport are reporting that Balogun – who is valued at around €40m (£34.3m) at Arsenal – is one of several names on a shortlist that is headed by Alvaro Morata.

The Spaniard has returned to Atletico Madrid after a loan spell at Juventus and the forward’s familiarity with Serie A and comparatively low release clause make him a leading transfer target. Porto’s Mehdi Taremi and Sevilla’s Youssef En-Nesyri are also under consideration.

Read – Eight of the best left-wingers in Premier League history

Read Also – Five players Manchester United could sell to raise funds

Subscribe to our social channels:

Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube

Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments