Inter Tipped to Abandon Chase of Arsenal Talent Balogun

Inter are walking away from their pursuit of Folarin Balogun, who has become too expensive, and will focus on different targets to bolster their attack in the final weeks of the window. The Nerazzurri have had the Arsenal prodigy atop their wish list for a while, but they couldn’t reach an agreement, Alfredo Pedullà informs.

The Italian side believed a €30M offer plus €5M add-ons would have sufficed to lure the former Reims loanee. That’s not the case, also because of the competition. They communicated their choice to the Gunners.

Inter will attempt to acquire two strikers after moving on from Balogun, hoping to find a taker for Correa. They are after Mehdi Taremi and Marko Arnautovic first and foremost. They are confident Bologna will let their veteran departs fairly soon.

According to RMCSport, the Nerazzurri tendered €23M to Porto, which want more. The price tag of the Iranian marksman is €30M. Instead, Monaco are leading the race for the Arsenal talent; however, they saw a €40M proposal get rejected, Sky Sports UK relays (via Calciomercato).

Our Take on Inter and Balogun

Considering nowadays’ valuations, there were naïve to think that sum would have been enough. Even if they sign the experienced duo, which is far from certain, they’ll end up regretting not spending a few extra million to onboard Gianluca Scamacca.

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