Inter Milan will reportedly not exercise their purchase option for Keita Balde opening the door for Arsenal.

MILAN, ITALY - MAY 26:  Keita Balde of FC Internazionale reacts during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and Empoli FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 26, 2019 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY – MAY 26: Keita Balde of FC Internazionale reacts during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and Empoli FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 26, 2019 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

Arsenal haven’t really been linked with a move for Keita Balde since 2018 before he was sent on loan to Inter Milan for a fee of £4.5m.

A £27m purchase in 2017 from Lazio, the winger has played 34 times for Monaco, netting eight and assisting 11. It is claimed that Leonardo Jardim doesn’t really like him and, as such, he’s available this summer.

Inter can buy him for €34m but have reportedly declined and now Arsenal are being linked once again with the 24-year-old.

Balde, for his part, is said to have Premier League aspirations.

His contract runs with Monaco until 2022.

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