Chelsea in contact with Arsenal striker's agent
Chelsea are reportedly in contact with the entourage of Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun over a surprise transfer.
Balogun has decided to move on from the Gunners this summer after failing to receive assurances of regular game time by manager Mikel Arteta.
Monaco are already in discussions with the Gunners over a potential deal, but they could soon face competition from Mauricio Pochettino's side.
According to Secret Scout, the Blues have been speaking with Balogun's agent over the past few days and could soon make an approach.
Arsenal are currently looking for £50 million for the USA international, and they are unlikely to accept anything less to sanction his departure.
There are only 12 days left before the transfer window closes, but the Gunners are quietly confident that they will receive the transfer fee.
It remains to be seen whether Arsenal will consider selling him to the Blues. They may demand a higher price to sanction his sale to their London rivals.