Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has confirmed that the Blades have enquired after Arsenal youngster Folarin Balogun.
The 19-year-old striker is in the final year of his contract at the Emirates and is likely to be sold in the coming weeks if it’s clear he won’t commit to a renewal.
Yesterday, it was claimed that the Gunners had rebuffed an offer worth £3 million plus add-ons from the Bramall Lane outfit. Eager to raise funds to strengthen other parts of the squad, it was suggested we quoted five times that amount.
Asked if an approach to Balogun had been made, Wilder, facing the press ahead of his side’s Carabao cup clash with Burnley, said: “Yeah, we made an enquiry regarding the young man at Arsenal. That’s left with the CEO at our club and at Arsenal.
“I wanted to affect different areas and felt we have done. I wanted to bring young players in, which we have done. The last one that we have talked about at the top of the pitch we want attributes that suit us and hopefully move us forward.”
Balogun – prolific for Arsenal at both under-18 and under-23 level – has previously been linked with Brentford, Southampton, Brighton and AC Milan.