Arsenal transfer news and rumours: Krystian Bielik and Adrien Rabiot linked; Lukas Podolski departs

A look at the latest rumours surrounding the Gunners

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Polish midfielder Krystian Bielik has claimed he has flown to London to speak with Arsenal about a possible switch. The 16-year-old plays in the top-tier of Polish football and it's reported Arsenal have already made one bid for the talented youngster. Legia Warsaw turned it down, now Bielik is hoping an improved offer will be made.

Tottenham look set to beat Arsenal to the signing of PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot. It's claimed that Arsenal were keen on the 19-year-old, however they were only interested in a permanent deal for the player. However, his club only want to let him out on loan for the rest of the season, something Spurs are comfortable with.

Another player Arsenal have shown interest in who could end up elsewhere is Nabil Fekir. The 21-year-old has been a regular with Lyon this season and Arsenal have been primed to make a move. Yet it's emerged that Manchester City have also sent scouts to watch Fekir in action and are planning a bid of their own. Whether Arsenal or Manchester City win the race, Lyon do not want to sell him or any other players in the January window.



Arsene Wenger wants Yaya Sanogo to go out on loan to beef up his experience. Whilst a move to a fellow Premier League side is the preference, French side Bordeaux have also been linked but they want an answer soon. Bordeaux president Jean Louis Tiraud said: "Sanogo wants to come on loan to Bordeaux, and he has told his manager Arsène Wenger that. We are working on bringing Sanogo to Bordeaux. We are going all in on this target. We have asked Arsenal to give us an answer on Tuesday or Wednesday latest."



Lukas Podolski completed his loan switch to Inter Milan yesterday. The World Cup winner had been interesting the Serie A for some side and after making an initial offer that Wenger described as a joke, returned with an improved one that sees the Germany international move to Italy for the rest of the season.