NEW Derby boss Phillip Cocu wants Arsenal’s £10million-rated, forgotten starlet Krystian Bielik.
The Poland Under-21 centre-back or midfield anchorman wants regular football after failing to break through for the Gunners since arriving from Legia Warsaw in 2015.
And the BBC say the newly-promoted Rams are after the 21-year-old, plus a loan deal for Brighton’s new central defender Matthew Clarke, 22.
And Polish outlet Sportowe Fakty claim Arsenal are holding firm for an eight-figure fee amid strong interest from Championship teams, as well as the club Frank Lampard took up before returning to Chelsea as boss.
Derby’s play-off rivals West Brom and fellow promotion hopefuls Middlesbrough have both been linked with Bielik.
And Brentford are also said to be keen on a player who shone when helping Charlton return to the Championship via the play-offs.
Bielik’s only previous club Legia will make around £3m if he is sold on.
Yet the Gunners want a hefty profit on their £2.2m signing, who has also attracted interest from Italy, Belgium and Holland.