Report: Arsenal send chief negotiator to close transfer deal for midfielder Bielik

Arsenal are pushing hard to sign Krystian Bielik from Legia Warsaw.

The Times report Arsenal are making a move to finalise a deal for Krystian Bielik.

The paper states: "Dick Law, Arsenal’s chief transfer negotiator, will arrive in Poland tomorrow morning in an attempt to stave off competition from Hamburg for the capture of Krystian Bielik.

"Legia maintain they will not countenance anything less than either £2.5 million upfront or £2 million, with a further £750,000 in bonuses."

Arsenal had previously bid £1.7 million, the report states, with the Polish midfielder only 17-years-old.

Despite his young age, Bielek has already broken into the Legia Warsaw first team this season. He has five first team appearances and has made one three minute cameo in the Europa League.

While signing a teenager appears a typical Arsene Wenger move, when there is a need for senior stars, Bielek's position makes him interesting.

He is a defensive midfielder, able to perform a role which the Gunners sorely lack expertise, yet his tender years dictate he too is not an immediate answer.

As one for the future however, he appears an exciting prospect, and Arsenal are not the only ones interested. German side Hamburg are, according to The Times, putting together their own offer to attempt to lure Bielik to the Bundesliga.

Bielik however appears more likely to choose the Gunners if an agreement is found, telling Polish outlet Legionisci last month that he viewed it as a dream move.

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