Goal.com reported today that Leeds United have touched base with the representatives of Arsenal talent Krystian Bielik over a loan move to Elland Road this month. In conflicting reports, The Yorkshire Evening Post claimed that a move for the 19-year-old centre-back was unlikely to materialise.
Either way, Leeds, who according to Goal.com are being rivalled by Nottingham Forest, shouldn't get their hopes up because history would suggest that Forest have an advantage anyway.
Nottingham Forest boss Mark Warburton has history with Arsenal, dating back to his Brentford days when he signed Chuba Akpom, Nico Yennaris and Jon Toral on loan from the Gunners, before bringing Gedion Zelalem to Rangers and re-signing Toral.
It would certainly indicate that the Reds manager has an excellent rapport with Arsenal, who probably wouldn't be averse to seeing the young Polish defender - who can also play in midfield - join Forest before the window shuts.
Plus, Warburton would probably be less of a liar than Leeds boss Thomas Christiansen if he gave Bielik first-team assurances this season, with the Whites having plenty of options in central defence and central midfield as it is.
Bielik is fine talent, more than capable of dazzling in the Championship, evident by an impressive stint at Birmingham City last season, but if he does drop down from the Premier League for another adventure it will probably be at the City Ground rather than Elland Road.