AC Milan are keen on signing Arsenal midfielder Krystian Bielik this summer, according to reports.
The Poland under-21 international has claimed he “will definitely not return to Arsenal’s U23 team” with a host of Championship clubs reportedly after him this summer.
And the Evening Standard claims there is interest from Italy with Milan ‘interested in signing’ Bielik, who thinks he is ready for top-flight football.
The Gunners hierarchy want the 21-year-old – who they believe possesses ‘considerable potential’ – to sign a new contract and then go back out on loan.
Bielik still has two years remaining on his current deal at the Emirates Stadium and with Arsenal becoming ‘reluctant sellers’ it means any deal to Milan for a permanent transfer has reached a ‘stalemate’.
After loan spells at Birmingham City, Walsall and Charlton in recent seasons, Bielik would find a move to Milan – who have also been linked with Lucas Torreira – ‘difficult to turn down’ especially with Unai Emery on the lookout for another central midfielder this summer.