Arsenal teenager Folarin Balogun is reportedly wanted by London club Brentford, who are currently preparing for the Championship play-off final.
According to Sky Sports, the Gunners have set a price tag of at least £8million for the English centre-forward.
It is explained that the academy player has refused a new deal with the north London outfit, but is prepared to remain at the Emirates Staidium until the contract expires in 2021.
The report adds that Brentford previously failed with a January move for Arsenal’s youngster and now consider him a ‘high priority’ target, while Liverpool and teams in Germany have also been credited with interest.
Balogun is yet to make his first-team debut for Arsenal, but was present on the bench earlier in the season against Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup.
Arsenal visit England’s national stadium for the FA Cup final on Saturday, before Brentford face off against Fulham three days later in the play-offs.
The outcome of the Brentford result will surely impact their transfer budget for the summer window, as well as perhaps dictating the future of Balogun.
The highly-rated striker has been prolific at youth level, but turned down an Arsenal deal due to the fact he wasn’t given assurances of first-team football.
But current Gunners manger Mikel Arteta has shown he’s prepared to throw his young stars into the mix and has had some big reward from that already.