Milan ‘interested in Arsenal centre-back Bielik and contact with his agent’

AC Milan are interested in a move for Arsenal centre-back Krystian Bielik, according to reports from Poland.

The reliable Gianluca Di Marzio reported on Monday night that the Rossoneri leadership have established two further mercato objectives for after they complete the signing of Ismael Bennacer from Empoli.

One of those aims is to bring in a central defender, and given the club’s new strategy of signing young players with high potential, Bielik’s name being linked is perhaps not a huge surprise.

Przeglad Sportowy claim that Milan have made contact with the player’s agent – Cezary Kucharski – and that talks have been ongoing for a while.

Those talks were briefly stopped due to Milan’s overhaul off the field, but now things are beginning to heat up again, and the player himself recently hinted an exit may be on the cards.

“My future is unknown but there is one thing I can say for sure: I will definitely not go back to Arsenal U23 team,” the Poland U21 international said.

“At this stage it wouldn’t make sense. If I do not receive the possibility to join the first team permanently, I will have to look for other solutions.

“I feel like a senior player now so I want to play senior football.”

Bielik is also believed to have offers from the English Championship, the Eredivisie and elsewhere in Italy.

For their part, Arsenal have communicated to the agent that they would rather allow the 21-year-old to leave on loan as opposed to a permanent basis.

The former Legia Warsaw youngster played on loan at Charlton Athletic last season, helping the third-tier club achieve promotion back into the Championship.

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