Legia Warsaw president denies completion of Krystian Bielik transfer to Arsenal

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Boguslaw Lesnodorski has denied reports that Arsenal have agreed a deal with Polish wonderkid Krystian Bielik.

16-year-old Bielik is said to be traveling to England over the Christmas break to watch Arsenal take on QPR at the Emirates Stadium.

A tour of the training grounds is also mooted, and the visit to North London is reportedly just cover so as to complete the deal that will see the young defensive midfielder sign for the Gunners ahead of any of their rivals. Repots in recent weeks have outlined that both a transfer fee and wage packet have been agreed with Bielik and his current club Legia Warsaw, and it is just the final signing of the contracts that needs to be sorted before the ‘new Patrick Viera’ is officially an Arsenal player.

However, these reports have not gone down too well in Poland, with Legia keen on keeping their prize asset despite the Premier League interest in him. Club president Boguslaw Lesnodorski has refuted any chances of the deal being all-but agreed, claiming that he has had no contact with Arsenal for a long time.

Talking to Weszlo, Lesnodorski claimed that the reports circling about Bielik’s supposed transfer must be false, as there have been no developments in the transfer dealings for a number of weeks, not since the Gunners officially submitted a bid for the player.

The report also indicates that the sale of Bielik would be tempting for Legia, with the reported £1.6 million fee a large value in Polish football, but they are keen on only letting the youngster leave at the right time, and to the right club.

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