Monaco are keen to sign Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun, but the player prefers joining Inter Milan.

This according to Italian news outlet, who report that the 22-year-old is oriented towards the Nerazzurri due to the fact that they can offer him Champions League football for next season.

Balogun is a player whose future looks to be away from Arsenal this summer.

The 22-year-old enjoyed an exceptional season out on loan with Reims last campaign.

However, Balogun will have to guarantee of a starting place for the Gunners last season. The presence of attacking options like Gabriel Jesus, Eddie Nketiah, and summer arrival Kai Havertz ensures that.

Therefore, a transfer away looks likely for Balogun, who has made clear that he wants playing time.

The US international does have a few suitors. And Ligue 1 club Monaco are among them.

According to the Gazzetta, the Monagasques have already made Arsenal an offer for Balogun.

However, the Gunners have turned them down.

Monaco Want Folarin Balogun – But The Player Prefers Inter Milan

New Monaco coach Adi Hutter has not hidden the fact that his team are interested in signing Balogun.

The coach has called the American an “interesting” player.

Monaco are looking for a forward who can cover for the injured Breel Embolo next season. And Balogun is certainly a player who has caught their eye.

However, the Gazzetta report, the 22-year-old striker’s current priority is to wait to see if he can join Inter.

Balogun is well aware of the Nerazzuri’s interest in his signature.

And according to the Gazzetta, the Serie A side’s ability to offer Champions League football would be a big factor in the player’s decision.

Balogun wants to join a club where he can take his first steps in Europe’s top club competition. And in this respect, last season’s beaten finalists would offer an ideal destination.