Arsenal reject Sheffield United’s £3m bid for striker Folarin Balogun… with the Blades left stunned as Gunners demand a £15m deal for the 19-year-old in the final year of his contract

  • Sheffield United are looking to bolster their attacking ranks with a new striker
  • But they have been rebuffed in an approach for Arsenal’s Folarin Balogun 
  • Their £3m offer fell dramatically short of Arsenal’s £15m valuation 

Arsenal have turned down an approach from Sheffield United for their striker prospect Folarin Balogun

The Blades are understood to have offered £3m plus add-ons for the 19 year-old.

But Arsenal responded by asking for a total package worth in the region of £15m, comprising an initial payment with further bonuses.

Arsenal have turned down an approach from Sheffield United for Folarin Balogun

Arsenal have turned down an approach from Sheffield United for Folarin Balogun

England Under 19 striker Balogun has less than a year left on his contract.

And Arsenal’s valuation stunned the Blades given Balogun will be free to sign a pre-contract agreement from January to leave at the end of his current deal, a situation which will earn the Gunners a small compensation fee.

Sheffield United are looking to bolster their attacking options with a new striker in the present transfer window.

Their move for Balogun comes amid links with another young England striker in Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster.

Chris Wilder’s men fired a blank when they began their season on Monday with a 2-0 defeat at home to Wolves. 

source: dailymail.co.uk

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