Folarin Balogun targeted by Bayer Leverkusen amid Arsenal contract situation - Mirror Online

Leverkusen, Stuttgart and Rennes are all ready to offer a lucrative deal for the 19-year-old whose contract at the Emirates expires at the end of the season.

It leaves Arsenal facing a major uphill battle to keep Balogun with the England under-20 striker’s future very much in the balance.

Arsenal could also lose him for a small fee if Balogun moves abroad this summer because a foreign club would only be liable to pay training compensation.

Germany has become an attractive option for young English talent as the likes of Jason Sancho and Jude Bellingham have blossomed at Borussia Dortmund.