Arsenal have invested considerable time and money in players with potential during Arsene Wenger’s reign, and are fast closing on another.
They are, however, struggling to get a deal for 17-year-old Krystian Bielik over the line.
The Polish starlet has expressed a desire to join the Gunners and has vowed not to look elsewhere as talks drag on.
Arsenal are reported to be dragging their heels over the agreeing of a fee, with the terms currently on offer deemed unacceptable by Legia Warsaw.
A £1.6 million bid is said to have been tabled, but Bielik’s employers are holding out for closer to £2.5 million.
Those at the heart of the discussions remain confident that a compromise will be reached, though, with the youngster’s agent revealing that negotiations are ongoing.
Cezary Kucharski told The Guardian: “We are speaking and hopefully we will find a solution.”
Arsenal have made their move as they consider Bielik to be a long-term solution to their holding midfield problems.
He may be a raw talent at the moment, but he possesses the physical attributes – at six feet three inches tall – to suggest that he could be a useful Premier League asset.
Wenger will not want to let an exciting talent slip through his grasp, having suffered that fate in the past, and will be hoping for positive updates in the not too distant future.