Arsenal have had a £1.6 million bid for Krystian Bielik turned down by Legia Warsaw, as reported by The Guardian.
Arsene Wenger personally invited Bielik to visit the club’s London Colney training centre during the festive period, and the player travelled over from Poland for the tour.
Arsenal also made an initial €1.5 million bid for him, which was turned down.
The north London club have pushed their interest forward, and with Bielik keen on a move to the Premier League giants, further bids are likely, even though Warsaw have turned down another offer worth €2 million (£1.6 million).
Bielik has played considerable first team football for Legia this season, but would be expected to move down from the senior side to academy standard football if he joined the Gunners.
He can play at centre half, but has also been used in midfield by Legia boss Henning Berg.
Legia are unlikely to accept a package worth less than €3 million overall for the highly talented 17 year old defensive midfielder.