Report: Inter enter race for Arsenal, Tottenham-linked Ondrej Duda, no move until end of season

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Legia Warsaw midfielder Ondrej Duda has been linked with a transfer to the Premier League in recent weeks.

The 20-year-old Slovakian is reportedly wanted by both Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal, according to a report in Gwizdek 24 last week, and it now looks as if another club have entered the race for the highly rated youngster.

As revealed by Legia.Sport, Serie A side Internazionale have also enquired into signing Duda, who has recently made his international debut, but they have reportedly been dealt a blow that will affect all the other teams looking to secure him ahead of their rivals.

In an interview published within the same report, Duda confirmed the interest, but admitted that a deal had been agreed with Legia that will keep him in Poland until at least the summer, having only joined Legia in February 2014.

He is quoted as saying: “They [Inter] asked me to come too, but I refused. For now, we agreed with the Legion, that we do not talk about a transfer until the end of the season.”

The news that Duda will not be leaving Poland in January will put a halt on speculation regarding a possible Premier League switch. However, the extended time period before leaving Legia allows Duda to choose the best option, and he could well look to follow the path of teammate Krystian Bielik to England, who is on the verge of signing for Arsenal according to the same media outlet.

The report indicates that, should Spurs or Arsenal look to turn their interest into a concrete offer in the summer, a bid of between €6-8 million would be required, making Duda the most expensive transfer in the history of the Polish league.

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