Arsenal are in talks with Monaco concerning the sale of Folarin Balogun, with the Ligue Un membership nearer to a deal than any of a collection of patrons, together with Chelsea.
The London membership would need round £45m for the 22-year-old, though there may be nonetheless far to go on worth.
Balogun can also be wished by Internazionale, AC Milan, Roma and Olympique Marseille and it could normally have been thought that Chelsea would supply probably the most engaging choice, given they’re within the Premier League.
With the US worldwide having final season loved a mortgage at Reims, nonetheless, his personal choice is to remain overseas – notably in Ligue Un.
Internazionale had beforehand been seen as likeliest to signal the ahead, however couldn’t get shut on worth.
Chelsea have additionally been delay by Arsenal’s asking worth, though they’re now actively trying to find a number-nine, which is proving an more and more tough market.
Price is a matter which will but see a late twist in any deal, however Monaco are to date closest to what Arsenal need and most superior in negotiations with the membership.