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Arsenal get green light for $115.8m mega transfer amid ‘clueless’ Folarin Balogun theory



Balogun U-turn

Arsenal wantaway striker Folarin Balogun has been the subject of surprise interest from London rivals Chelsea, according to reports.

The USMNT star looks all but certain to leave the Gunners this summer following his superb loan spell in France. Reports have suggested a host of European clubs, including Marseille and AC Milan, are monitoring the £50millon ($63.6m)-valued striker. have claimed Balogun’s representatives have held talks with Chelsea over the possibility of a move this summer, with Mauricio Pochettino searching for a new striker.

Advertisement says: Now this would be a shock. In a way, the prospect of the 22-year-old remaining in the Premier League and solving Chelsea’s attacking issues could make sense. But Balogun simply doesn’t fit the sort of striker needed at Stamford Bridge and the move would be clueless from Chelsea.

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The two teams currently have a good relationship after their recent trade of Kai Havertz, but a deal seeing Balogun move to West London just seems rather unlikely. He wouldn’t be guaranteed minutes at Stamford Bridge and would be expected to deliver goals right away. Right now, it’s probably just speculation.

He’s already showcased his ability to score goals in Europe. The clubs interested in him – AC Milan, Inter, Marseille and RB Leipzig – are all in desperate need of new blood in their attack and will be able to offer game time. Should Balogun move to Chelsea, it would be up there as one of the most shocking transfers of the summer.

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Xhaka windfall


Granit Xhaka has completed his move to Bayer Leverkusen for a fee worth £21.5m ($27.1m). The Swiss star’s exit to the Bundesliga outfit comes at a good time for the Gunners following reports of their interest in Moussa Diaby and Jeremie Frimpong.

According to recent reports, Diaby wants a move to England this summer after attracting interest from Man United and Newcastle. Frimpong emerged as a likely wing-back signing earlier this week, with reporting the interest is genuine.

Now Xhaka has left the club, a good relationship between the two clubs has been established and could play a pivotal role in completing a move for either Frimpong or Diaby.

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