Napoli have identified Arsenal’s Folarin Balogun as a potential replacement for Victor Osimhen should the Nigerian international leave the Serie A champions this season, according to Mirror.
Osimhen is in demand in the transfer market with a host of top European clubs, including the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, and Paris Saint-Germain, all interested in signing him this summer.
The Super Eagles striker, who has been one of the key players for Napoli, could leave in the summer transfer window.
This has pushed Napoli to scout the market for a suitable replacement, which has led them to identify Balogun as a potential target.
Balogun had a great loan spell at Stade Reims this season, scoring 21 goals and providing three assists across competitions for the French Ligue 1 side.
Meanwhile, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta already has Gabriel Jesus in his ranks, and a new striker could arrive in the summer.
This means Balogun, who is rated at £30 million, could head to the exit door but replacing Osimhen, who scored 30 goals and provided five assists in 38 matches across competitions for Napoli, would be a big ask for any player.