Arsenal have agreed a salary with Krystian Bielik according to a couple of reports in Poland on Tuesday. The 16 year old midfielder currently plays for Legia Warsaw, having moved there from Lech Poznan and, since he's been at Legia, Arsenal scouts have been keeping an eye on the youngster's progress.
Denmark's BT aren't usually like this. And by 'this' we mean speculating so much about the future of a player who appears to be settled. On Tuesday they delve into Christian Eriksen's situation with Tottenham Hotspur and believe it's only natural that the big clubs will come circling during the summer and maybe even in the winter transfer window. Their headline is 'Price has exploded: Big clubs prepare for bidding war for Eriksen'...
El Confidencial in Spain are Real Madrid's current choice of information sharing platform regarding transfers, and it's seemed that way for some time. Back during the summer transfer window, in July when it was widely reported that Angel Di Maria to PSG was all but done, they were claiming that most other media were wrong and Jorge Mendes was working on a transfer to Manchester United for the Real Madrid player.
Ah, The Daily Star appear to have been filled with some kind of eagerness to do battle with The Metro ahead of the transfer window and have such thrown any idea of accuracy out of the window. They had a headline on Tuesday saying 'Barcelona star's agent CONFIRMS Man Utd, Liverpool and Arsenal are chasing his client'.
Spanish newspaper Marca have a big feature on Lucas Silva on Thursday and unsurprisingly are unwilling to give up the idea that Real Madrid will sign him, probably correctly. They again state that Arsenal have met Cruzeiro's asking price for the player of €15m, and that Real Madrid don't want to match that.
Real Madrid seem to be able to change their minds with the wind. For a couple of weeks the club were chasing Lucas Silva intently with Carlo Ancelotti himself confirming interest in the Brazilian midfielder and the Madrid press falling over themselves to put as many articles out as they possible could claiming a deal would be done.
Krystian Bielik to Arsenal is still one of the biggest stories in the Polish sport press and with the news, coming from the player directly, that he's set to fly to London, things won't calm down for a while. Legia Warsaw's club president has acknowledged that trip will be happening, and won't stop it, but he does think everyone should calm down. He doesn't want the 16 to leave during the winter transfer window and he doesn't think that he will.
There has been a lot said about Chelsea's young Danish defender Andreas Christensen since he moved to the Premier League club in 2012 from Brondby. Much of the talk has been about the apparently huge wages the 18 year old is paid despite not being close to the club's first team.
On Wednesday June 18th Mauricio Pochettino and Franco Baldini travelled to Spain for a dinner in Barcelona at which they discussed with Espanyol the possibility of signing central defender Hector Moreno. The restaurant was owned by a friend of the Tottenham manager and Espanyol's position at that time was they wanted to wait until after the World Cup...
The Arsenal candle for Paulo Dybala is one which is burning ferociously as reports snowball in the British and Italian media. The 21 year old from Argentina currently plays for Palermo and has impressed enough there to be marked out as one of the next big things.
Reports in British, Italian, and Dutch media about Manchester United and Kevin Strootman simply won't go away, and perhaps for good reason. The midfielder was strongly linked with a Manchester United move prior to his AS Roma transfer and Louis van Gaal arriving at Old Trafford has only made the links stronger.