Gunners hoping to conclude a move for 17 year-old Krystian Bielik.
Arsenal are very interested in bringing teenage midfielder Krystian Bielik to the Premier League from Polish champions Legia Warsaw, report the Mail, with the Gunners confident of concluding a £3.5 million deal for the impressive 17 year-old before the end of the January transfer window.
The report suggests that the Gunners have seen their opening offers for Bielik rejected by Legia because the Polish side are holding up for more of the fee upfront, rather than in installments, but it still seems likely that Arsenal will be able to complete a deal for the teenager by the end of the month.
Bielik, who has caught the eye with his performances in the Ekstraklasa on account of his imposing physical frame and ability to dominate midfield at such a tender age, is rated as one of the most exciting teenagers in European football and would be quite a coup to add to the Arsenal academy.
Despite his age, however, the academy is not necessarily going to be the eventual destination for Bielik once he does move to the Emirates Stadium, with the report suggesting that the teenager will be straight into the Arsenal first team squad as soon as the signing is concluded.