“They won’t have it” – Journalist suggests Arsenal have reacted angrily over £45m player

“They won’t have it” – Journalist suggests Arsenal have reacted angrily over £45m player

According to journalist Paul Brown, Arsenal is not attempting to make it difficult for Folarin Balogun to leave the Emirates Stadium. They are, however, maintaining their high asking price following a significant event.

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal team is gearing up for another attempt at winning the Premier League title, having come within five points of eventual champions Manchester City last season.

Respected journalist Ben Jacobs reports that Folarin Balogun has requested Arsenal to lower their asking price, as Inter Milan has turned their attention to other targets due to the high £45 million valuation. 

Despite an impressive loan spell with Reims, where he scored 22 goals last season, Inter deemed the valuation too steep and is now pursuing Gianluca Scamacca from West Ham United instead.

Balogun has made it clear that he is not interested in another loan move and is determined to secure regular playing time through a permanent transfer, should he not be part of Mikel Arteta’s plans at Arsenal.

As a result of his desire for consistent game-time, multiple Premier League clubs have shown interest, and West Ham is one of the admirers. Daily Express journalist Ryan Taylor believes Balogun would be an excellent addition to Crystal Palace.

Furthermore, Chelsea has been in discussions with the young striker’s representatives, indicating their potential interest in bringing him to Stamford Bridge from across the capital.

Brown doesn’t think Arsenal is deliberately hindering Balogun from pursuing new opportunities; they consider his asking price to be reasonable. 

The journalist thinks Arsenal is being resolute because several interested parties are trying to secure their academy graduate’s departure at a reduced cost.

Brown told GIVEMESPORT: “I don’t think there’s a deliberate attempt to stick a transfer fee on him that is so big it wards people off.

“I think Arsenal do know that Balogun is not happy. He wants to play and might not get the minutes he wants this season.

“But I just genuinely think they rate him so highly, they’re not willing to let him go for a fee that doesn’t suit them. Quite frankly, there are a lot of clubs who are trying to low-ball them on Balogun and they won’t have it. That’s entirely up to Arsenal to respond like that. They’re entirely within their rights to do so.”

According to the Evening Standard, Arsenal has taken a significant step towards securing David Raya, the Brentford goalkeeper.

 They have reached a preliminary agreement on a contract with him. Raya, a Spain international who has impressively kept 20 clean sheets in the Premier League, has expressed his strong desire to join Arteta’s team.

While Bayern Munich, a major club in the Bundesliga, has expressed interest in Raya and held discussions with Brentford about a potential transfer to the Allianz Arena, they have not been willing to meet Raya’s valuation of £40 million.

 As a result, the negotiations with Bayern have been put on hold by Brentford, increasing Arsenal’s chances of making a move.

Raya seems to favor joining Arsenal over a switch to Bayern, indicating his preference to stay in the Premier League.

“They won’t have it” – Journalist suggests Arsenal have reacted angrily over £45m player

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