Report claims Celtic and Legia Warsaw interest in Arsenal’s Krystian Bielik

A general view of the Emirates Stadium ahead of the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on January 3, 2018 in London, England.

Arsenal defender Krystian Bielik has been linked with Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic and Legia Warsaw in the January transfer window.

Chubba Akpom of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his sides first goal with Krystian Bielik of Arsenal during the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal and Derby County at Meadow Park on...

Celtic could make a move for Arsenal defender Krystian Bielik in the January transfer window, according to The Daily Record (Transfer live blog, 20:44, Thursday, January 11, 2018).

It has been reported that Bielik could leave Premier League club Arsenal for Scottish Premiership outfit Celtic on loan for the rest of the season.

Matthew Simon of Sydney FC and Krystian Bielik of Arsenal contest the ball during the match between Sydney FC and Arsenal FC at ANZ Stadium on July 13, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.

It has also been claimed that Celtic are in competition with Polish champions Legia Warsaw for the services of the 20-year-old, who can operate as a central defender or as a defensive midfielder.

The Poland Under-19 international has been on the books of Arsenal since the summer of 2015 when he joined from Polish side Legia for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £2.4 million.

Krystian Bielik of Arsenal battles with Lukas Nmecha of Man City during the FA Youth Cup semi-final second leg match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on April 4,...

Bielik has yet to break into the Gunners’ first team and spent the second half of last season on loan at Birmingham City in the Championship in England.

Celtic could do with another central defender, and Bielik could prove to be a smart short-loan signing.

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