Chelsea are still not favourites to sign Arsenal’s Folarin Balogun

There may not be much time left in the summer transfer window, but Arsenal fans are still no closer to knowing if Folarin Balogun will be leaving the club or staying at the Emirates for another year, although all signs are pointing to his departure at the moment.

The latest strong links for our young striker have been from our local rivals Chelsea, but they are having problems of their own with
Christopher Nkunku sidelined and Armando Broja returning from an ACL injury, never mind trying to get rid of Lukaku at the moment, and according to Ben Jacobs in his exclusive CaughtOffside column, the Blues are still outsiders to secure Balogun’s services.

Whilst talking about Chelsea’s expected transfer targets, Jacobs said: “Arsenal’s Folarin Balogun is another name who has been discussed, but it’s Monaco who are currently more advanced. Balogun would be open to a move to Chelsea, though. Inter would also love Balogun, but Arsenal would need to drop their £45-50m asking price by about £10m. There is no reason for them to do so in the current market and with plenty of late window interest.”

So right now, it would appear the Ligue 1 side are still the favourites, and with Balogun’s brilliant form with Reims last season, it makes sense on all sides for him to return to France rather than join one of Arsenal’s EPL rivals.

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  1. Traditionally transfer deadline day is the busiest of the window, Arsenal should hold their ground though they are a player or two they themselves would have like to purchase that dependent on outgoings

  2. They are definitely favorites if they can pay the special asking price we demand from them if not sod off!! Other suitors can get him at cut price.

    1. Chelsea offered £65million as their first bid for Caicedo and ended up offering £115 million. They will end up offering Arsenals true asking price of £60 million for Balogun, only for Arsenal to tell them he is not for sale. Considering what the daily cannon wrote today stating that Arsenal are interested in Evan Ferguson the young striker that scored 7 goals last season for the cheap sum of £100 million. So Jacobs, it is unreasonable for Arsenal to ask for £60 million for Balogun who had scored over 20 goals last season, but it is ok for Brighton to ask for £100 million for Ferguson who had only scored 7 goals last season. Is it because you think Arsenal are stupid or is it just BS talk as usual.

    2. What are you smoking? Sell ay 38k and buy back at45K losing 7k. That’s a smart move…..not.

  3. This is painful. The Balogun saga.
    TRY the player, and then decide.

    He grew up to be an Arsenal player. The Arsenal way, you can feel it in his movements.
    Now that you built a full functioning attacking minded team, why don’t you keep your potential cherry on the cake?

    Look at his goals, loaned at Reims he has at least three volleys transformed in wonderful goals. Van Persie delivered that way after his 25 years … remind me how old is Balogun again?

    He might be the missing piece of Arsenal. A natural striker at ease to shoot and a focal point.
    Gabriel Jesus is more of a winger -striker whereas Balogun is the striker.

    Having Jesus injured it makes sense to give it a try to this young star.

    Financially, Arsenal can get a good amount right now, But,
    The Arsenal management might get a whole complete full team of young stars, from keeper to striker, from Ramsdale to … Balogun, talented & performing and this would result in Balogun and the team worth way more.

    This is a sane gamble. KEEP BALOGUN.

  4. Sell him and get Lukaku on loan from chelshit. This opinion will probably upset many gooners here but he is something we don’t have in our squad. He can be subbed on when we are behind and desperate for a goal. Maybe he can find his top form again and be our Haaland upfront.

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