Arsenal have bid for defensive-midfielder rejected

Arsenal’s bid for wonderkid Krystian Bielik has been rejected by Legia Warsaw, according to Sky Sports.

The defensive midfielder has been heavily linked with the club and is highly rated by Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, resulting in the Gunners initially making a £1.6million bid.

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The offer was however rejected, and Wenger is now in talks of a second bid as the Polish club attempt to keep their prized asset.

It is suggested that Warsaw are holding out for around £2.3million, despite the club only purchasing Bielik for £9,500 from Lech Poznan the previous season.

The Gunners have had a history of buying youngsters and developing them into world-class talent, and believe the 17-year-old should move to Arsenal to reach his potential.

Bielik has been impressive for Warsaw’s youth team, and has played six first-team games for the club in cameo appearances.

Arsenal have also dealt with Legia Warsaw before, with the London club signing first-choice goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny when he was only 16.