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Arsenal set asking price for Folarin Balogun amid AC Milan & Leipzig interest

Folarin Balogun has put himself in the spotlight with his spectacular loan spell at Reims this season.

The Arsenal striker has racked up 18 goals in Ligue 1 – fourth highest scorer in the league – scoring against top sides such as Paris Saint-Germain, AS Monaco and Marseille.

Whilst having attracted a number of suitors, there is a huge speculation about his future at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners are stacked in the centre-forward position with Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah, leaving less chance for Balogun to succeed.

As reported by Calciomercato, Arsenal are open to selling the 21-year-old and have set an asking price of €30 million.

AC Milan and RB Leipzig are at the forefront of the race to sign Balogun, who has represented the England national team at youth levels.

Milan are looking at the United States-born youngster as a replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is expected to leave San Siro this summer.

The Rosonneri are keen to add a new striker to their ranks, having been too reliant on Olivier Giroud, with Ante Rebic and Divock Origi struggling to make an impact.

Balogun fits the profile of a young and relatively affordable striker, which has been Milan’s modus operandi in the transfer market.

They have also lined up Atalanta’s Rasmus Hojlund and Noah Okafor of RB Salzburg as potential targets for the summer.

The reigning Serie A champions are also plotting a summer move for Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata as one of their marquee signings.

Leipzig have identified Balogun as a replacement for Chelsea-bound Christopher Nkunku.

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