Milan Face Hurdles for Arsenal and RB Salzburg Starlets

Milan have cast a wide net to onboard a new talented striker and has long set sights on Folarin Balogun and Noah Okafor. The two are highly placed on their shortlist for the role, but both pursuits figure to be challenging.

Per Calciomercato, the Arsenal loanee has universal approval within the management considering his stellar performances. He’s looking to transfer permanently since he’d struggle to be a regular with the Gunners. On the other hand, his side demand €30M. Among the other interested sides, RB Leipzig have completed the most legwork to sign him.

Okafor has about the same price tag as Balogun, but he might be easier to acquire for Milan and his other suitors. His contract is up in 2024 and will push to depart. Moreover, his valuation is declining. He hasn’t scored domestically in 2022 and has been on the mend since April due to a metatarsal fracture in his right foot.

Besides the Rossoneri, Napoli, Aston Villa, and Liverpool are keeping tabs on the Swiss prodigy. Due to his injury, he ended the season abruptly with 10 goals and 5 assists in 32 appearances across all competitions. Milan will have a €50M budget in the summer and will use most of it on a center-forward, the outlet adds.

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