Premier League rivals join transfer race for Arsenal striker...
Premier League rivals join transfer race for Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun with Gunners ready to sell for £50m

Premier League rivals join transfer race for Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun with Gunners ready to sell for £50m

FULHAM are reportedly considering a swoop for Arsenal’s Folarin Balogun as a potential replacement for Aleksandar Mitrovic. The 22-year-old scored 21 goals for Stade Reims in Ligue 1 during a loan spell that announced his arrival on the big stage last term. 1 Fulham are chasing Arsenal starlet Folarin Balogun Credit: Getty Balogun's performances also earned him a first call-up from the USA after switching his international allegiance from England. His remarkable season, which came after just two Premier League appearances for Arsenal and an underwhelming time on loan to Middlesbrough in the Championship the previous campaign, sparked huge interest in him. But the striker has announced that he is open to leaving the Emirates this summer as he feels he has proved he can play at the top level. We reported yesterday how AS MONACO have had a £34m bid rejected by Arsenal, who allegedly value the hotshot nearer to £50m. The youngster also has a number of English sides chasing him. Bitter rivals Tottenham are one club who are considering a move for Balogun as the club seeks a Harry Kane replacement following his transfer to Bayern Munich . West Ham are also eyeing up a potential swoop for the striker to reinforce their front line after Gianluca Scamacca ’s departure. However, now the Daily Mail say Fulham are plotting a transfer move as they prepare to sell Mitrovic to big-spending Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Hilal . Most read in Football ED OVER HEELS Gers eye England U-20 World Cup hero Edwards but face fight with 3 EPL clubs DEADLY INTENT Chilling images show killer at train station where he stabbed boy to death 'WASTE OF LIFE' Killer who knifed schoolboy, 14, to death at train station jailed for life FOR KEEPS Butland's new nickname revealed as Rangers teammates rave about Servette heroics FREE BETS AND SIGN UP DEALS - BEST NEW CUSTOMER OFFERS They have made a fresh £43m offer for the wantaway Serbian and are hopeful their latest bid, which equates to 50m euros, will be enough to convince Fulham to sell their talisman. Mitrovic , 28, is keen to take up the opportunity in the Middle-East where he would see his wages skyrocket. Fulham have been reluctant to let go of Mitrovic , who has banged in 111 goals in 206 games for the West London club. But they have already signed a new forward in the form of Raul Jimenez, who started the 1-0 win over Everton on Saturday. The switch would also see Mitrovic link up with Neymar, who has just agreed to join Al-Hilal , becoming the latest superstar to head to Saudi in an £86m move from Paris Saint-Germain . ARSENAL TRANSFER NEWS LIVE: Stay up to date with all the latest transfer news and rumours from the Emirates

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