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
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.