Sheffield United are expected to make a second offer to Arsenal to sign young striker Folarin Balogun, according to Football.London.

Chris Wilder’s side are expected to make a second offer to the Gunners after seeing an initial £3m bid for the 19-year-old rejected last week.

The Sheffield United manager has made his search for a striker public knowledge having been linked with another young forward in Liverpool man Rhian Brewster.

Mikel Arteta is believed to be a fan of the young American forward, although it looks unlikely that he would be seen as part of the manager’s immediate plans at the Emirates.

With the Spaniard attempting to boost his own transfer kitty in order to land his desired midfield targets, Balogun may well be one of a few fall guys who makes way in order to add to the coffers.

With Balogun failing to break into the senior set-up, the time may be right for all parties to part ways as the teenager seeks regular first-team involvement, something he is likely to find at Bramall Lane.