Bielik to fly to London to complete Arsenal move

The Gunners have seen off interest from Hamburg for the highly rated Poland youth international, with the 17-year-old midfielder set to undergo a medical on Friday
By Peter O'Rourke

Arsenal are on the verge of completing a deal for Legia Warsaw starlet Krystian Bielik, Goal understands.

Arsene Wenger's side sent deal-fixer Dick Law to Warsaw earlier this week in an attempt to get the agreement over the line amid serious competition from German side Hamburg.

Both clubs had offers in the region of £2.3 million plus add-ons accepted on Wednesday, with the north Londoners having previously had two bids rejected for the 17-year-old midfielder.

And Goal can reveal Bielik has opted for the Premier League, with the player due to travel to London on Friday to undergo a medical and finalise personal terms.

The Poland youth international is expected to sign a three-year deal at the Emirates Stadium to become Arsene Wenger's first signing of the January transfer window.

And Goal understands Wenger will implement Bielik into his first-team squad for the second half of the season, rather than ship him out on loan.

The Gunners are also monitoring Virgil van Dijk's situation at Celtic, with the Netherlands centre-back having revealed on Thursday that it is "great" to be linked with Wenger's side, while Winston Reid is also a target.