AC Milan add USMNT target Folarin Balogun to transfer wish list but expect Arsenal raid to be ‘Mission Impossible’

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Folarin Balogun Stade de Reims Ligue 1 2022-2023
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AC Milan have reportedly added the name of Folarin Balogun to their list of targets, but they expect a raid on Arsenal to be “Mission Impossible”.
  • Striker starring on loan at Reims
  • Serie A giants want another striker
  • Summer swoop will be difficult

WHAT HAPPENED? The Rossoneri, who are preparing to surrender their grip on the Serie A title as Napoli run away with that crown in 2022-23, are in the process of piecing recruitment plans for the next transfer window. A new striker is said to figure prominently in their thoughts.

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THE BIGGER PICTURE: Milan have veteran forwards Olivier Giroud and Zlatan Ibrahimovic on their books at present, with there a need to freshen up those ranks with some younger, more long-term options. Calciomercato reports that USMNT target Balogun, who is owned by Premier League giants Arsenal, ticks all of the boxes at San Siro.

AND WHAT'S MORE: The 21-year-old is, however, likely to cost around €30 million (£27m/$33m) and Milan are not expecting to prevail in any transfer scramble there. Instead, they are also keeping a close eye on the likes of Argentina-born Tigre loanee Mateo Regegui – who recently opened his goal account on his debut for Italy - Victor Boniface of Union SG, Red Bull Salzburg star Noah Okafor and experienced Lyon frontman Moussa Dembele.

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Folarin Balogun Reims 2022-23

Folarin Balogun Reims 2022-23

WHAT NEXT? Balogun has become a much sought-after asset this season after hitting 18 goals during a productive loan spell at Ligue 1 side Reims, and now has some big decisions approaching when it comes to his future with club and country – with England and the United States locked in an international allegiance battle.