Serie A club AC Milan are interested in landing Arsenal defender Krystian Bielik, according to the latest reports from Poland.
Rossoneri are in the middle of a summer overhaul both on and off the field this summer transfer window, with a new manager – Marco Giampaolo – in place as well as roles for Zvonimir Boban and Paolo Maldini.
AC Milan have been repeatedly connected with a move for a new centre-half to partner Alessio Romagnoli, including Liverpool star Dejan Lovren.
The Italians seem to be focusing on a new strategy of landing young players with high potential, and Krystian is the latest name to be connected.
Przeglad Sportowy claim that AC Milan have made contact with the defender’s agent – Cezary Kucharski – and that negotiations have been ongoing for some time now.
Those discussions were briefly stopped due to Rossoneri’s aforementioned overhaul off the field, but now things are beginning to heat up again, and the star himself recently hinted a summer 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 Under-21 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.”
He is also believed to have proposals from the EFL Championship, the Eredivisie and Italy.
For their part, the Gunners have communicated to the entourage that they would rather allow the central defender to leave on loan as opposed to a permanent basis.
The one-time Legia Warsaw youngster played on loan at Charlton Athletic last campaign, helping the third-tier outfit achieve promotion back into the English second division.