Winter 2012/13 Transfer Ticker

7 Feb 10:30:

After still not being paid their wages, Vladimir Dvalishvili, Adam Kokoszka, Łukasz Piątek an Dorde Čotra have all left Polonia Warszawa’s training camp in Turkey. Goalkeeper Sebastian Przyrowski has also been told that he can look for a new club.

1 Feb 13:45:

CONFIRMED: Polonia Warszawa have completed the signings of Vytautas Lukša and Jakub Tosik, from Ekranas Panevėžys and Karpaty Lviv respectively.

1 Feb 11:45:

CONFIRMED: Patryk Rachwał, Łukasz Grzeszczyk and Rafał Kosznik have all signed for bottom club GKS Bełchatów.

CONFIRMED: Lechia Gdańsk’s Spanish midfielder Andreu had joined Spainsh second-tier side Racing Santander.

CONFIRMED: Podbeskidzie have loaned Jagiellonia’s Montenegrin midfielder Marko Cetkovice.

With the transfer window in Germany now closed, Zagłębie midfielder Szymon Pawłowski could move to Lech Poznań.

1 Feb 01:00:

CONFIRMED: Podbeskidzie have completed the signings of Luka Gusic from Jagiellonia, and Adam Deja from MKS Kluczbork.

CONFIRMED: Ruch Chorzów have signed 25 year-old midfielder Robert Chwastek from Dolcan Ząbki.

31 Jan 23:00:

The Polish Transfer Window is now OPEN!!!

31 Jan 18:00:

CONFIRMED: Polonia Warszawa have completed the signing of Polonia Bytom’s Slovakian defender Martin Baran.

English Championship side Watford have reportedly shown interest in Legis’s Jakub Kosecki. The player is reported to be uninterested.

30 Jan 18:10:

CONFIRMED: Lech Poznan have completed the signing of Djurgardens’ midfielder Kasper Hamalainen.

29 Jan 10:15:

Bulgarian striker Ivan Goranov has few to Turkey to join up with the Górnik Zabrze squad, where he will aim to ran a contract.

29 Jan 09:50:

Former Widzew striker Marcin Robak has been released from his contract at Turkish side Mersin Idman Yurdu. Wisła Kraków are favourites to snap him up.

CONFIRMED: Korean attacking midfielder Min Kyun Kim has signed a contract at Jagiellonia Białystok.

Legia keeper Dusan Kuciak has been linked with a return to West Ham United, where he spent a short, unsuccessful loan spell in 2005.

Finnish midfielder Kasper Hamalainen has confirmed that he has passed medical tests at Lech Poznań.

CONFIRMED: Winger Mohammed El-Amin has signed for Lechia Gdańsk, becoming the first Algerian to play in the Ekstraklasa.

Wisła Kraków striker Tsvetan Genkov has been linked with a possible move to Turkey.

Podbeskidzie are taking a look at Cameroonian striker Yannick Mbegono, who has played in Hungary with Budapest Honved, Kecskemeti TE and Debrecen.

There is even more talk that Lech Poznań will sign Łukasz Teodorczyk in winter, rather than wait until the summer.

28 Jan 11:35:

Lech Poznań are reported to be close to the signing of IF Djurgardens’ Finnish midfielder Kasper Hamalainenen. The Kolejorz have also allegedly shown interest in Widzew striker Princewill Okachi.

Lechia Gdańsk’s 16 year-old talent Oktawian Skrzecz is heading to Borussia Dortmund for a trial.

Jakub Tosik is set for a return to Polonia Warszawa, after a failed spell at Karpaty Lviv. The club are also looking at Bulgarian striker Antonia Mihaylov.

26 Jan 13:10:

CONFIRMED: as well as Tomasz Zahorski, Górnik Zabrze have also signed Estonian midfielder Sergei Mošnikov on a free transfer.

26 Jan 12:05:

CONFIRMED: former Jagiellonia striker Tomasz Zahorski has returned for a second spell at Górnik Zabrze. He has signed a six month deal with the club having an option to extend.

Lokomotiv Moscow are willing to pay around €2-3million to secure the services of Śląsk Wrocław Midfielder Waldemar Sobota.

25 Jan 15:45:

CONFIRMED: Rafał Wolski has completed his move from Legia Warszawa to Fiorentina!

19 year-old former Athletic Bilbao striker Sergio Mendiagutxie is on trial at Widzew Łódź.

Former Wisła striker Dudu Biton will not sign for Legia Warszawa.

Sebastian Mila allegedly wishes to leave Śląsk Wrocław during the winter, rather than let his contract expire in the summer.

Polonia Warszawa goalkeeper Mariusz Pawelek is close to joining Turkish side Konyaspor.

Hertha Berlin are interested in signing Zagłębie Lubin midfielder Szymon Pawłowski.

Werder Bremen, amongst other German clubs, are interested in Widzew’s striker Mariusz Stępiński.

24 Jan 12:50:

CONFIRMED: Legia Warszawa have confirmed that Bartosz Bereszyński will join from Lech Poznań in the coming days.

Wisła Kraków are reportedly interested in Slovenian striker Robert Kureza.

Some reports are suggesting that after Rafał Wolski’s move to Fiorentina is completed, he will move straight on loan to Siena.

23 Jan 10:00:

According to his agent, Legia are “very close” to capturing Dudu Biton on loan until the end of the season.

Lech Poznań coach Mariusz Rumak has told reporters that Polonia Warszawa can expect offers for Łukasz Teodorczyk very soon. The striker will move to Poznań at the end of the season, but Lech want him sooner.

Górnik Zabrze have told trialists Tomasz Mokwa and Krzysztof Kaliciak that they will not be signed by the club. They will likely make a decision on Tomasz Zahorski, Marcin Marcinowski, Denis Kramar and Sergei Mošnikov over the coming days.

Rafał Wolski has already said goodbye to his Legia teammates; he is going to Fiorentina for tests today and will likely move in Winter.

Polonia Warszawa are taking a look at Gryf Wejherowo midfielder Grzegorz Gicewicz.

Poland International centre-back Marcin Wasilewski has left Anderlecht. Legia are favourites to sign him.

An un-named English Championship club is willing to pay over 1 million Euros for former Śląsk defender Piotr Celeban – now at Romanian side FC Vaslui.

GKS Bełchatów are testing a few players, including Garbarnia Kraków midfielder Mateusz Bróz (brother of Widzew’s Łukasz), and Legia youngsters Marcel Gasior and Kamil Kamiński.

22 Jan 23:00:

Podbeskidzie are close to signing Adam Deja on loan from MKS Kluczbork, and also Ekwueme Martins from Zagłębie Lubin.

22 Jan 18:00:

After scoring in a Legia friendly today, it seems Rafał Wolski will be heading for a medical at Fiorentina tomorrow.

CONFIRMED: Górnik Zabrze centre-back Błażej Telichowski has signed for

Inter Milan are interested in bringing in Legia goalkeeper Dusan Kuciak.

22 Jan 01:15:

Polonia Warszawa’s wantaway striker Edgar Çani is close to a move to Italian side Catania.

21 Jan 13:40;

CONFIRMED: Ruch Chorzów striker Arkadiusz Piech has signed a pre-contract agreement with Turkish side Sivasspor. The player will move when his contract expires in June, although it is believed that Sivasspor are trying to get Piech to join sooner.

Lech Poznań are close to securing the signature of AGF Aarhus’ Icelandic striker Aron Johannsson.

20 Jan 18:00:

A couple of updates from today…

Former Wisła Kraków striker Dudu Biton is in talks with Legia Warszawa about a possible move to the capital.

Jakub Wilk is still waiting for an offer from Lechia Gdańsk after terminating his contract at Lech Poznań.

19 Jan 17:50:

Wisła Kraków are looking at Radomiak Radom’s 24 year-old midfielder Piotr Wlazło.

19 Jan 17:40:

GKS Bełchatów are interested in former Zagłębie Lubin midfielder Janusz Gancarczyk, and Śląsk Wrocław goalkeeper Rafał Gikiewicz.

19 Jan 10:45:

Przegląd Sportowy is reporting that Legia Warszawa midfielder Rafał Wolski will complete a deal with Serie A side Fiorentina in the next week. The reported fee is €4m. However, the deal would probably mean that 19 year-old Wolski will move to Italy in the summer.

Polonia Warszawa striker Vladimir Dvalishvili has still not returned to the club following his extended leave. Whilst personal reasons have been cited, his agent has continued to fuel rumours that he will not play for Polonia during Spring.

Ruch Chorzów midfielder Paweł Lisowski has appeared for Piast Gliwice in their friendly game with Śląsk Wrocław. Also appearing for Piast was LZS Piotrówka’s Ghanaian defender Frank Kwame Adu.

Belarusian side Dinamo Minsk are the latest side to show their interest in Ruch Chorzów striker Arkadiusz Piech. However, unlike Sivasspor, they haven’t made an offer.

Piast Gliwice are close to agreeing a deal with Sandecja Nowy Sącz to loan 20 year-old Bartosz Szeliga.

Polonia Bytom’s Tomasz Górkiewicz has resolved his contract with the club, and could be on his way to Podbeskidzie.

18 Jan 15:05:

CONFIRMED: Danish defender Jan Frederiksen has mutually terminated his contract with Wisła Kraków.

18 Jan 12:30:

CONFIRMED: Lech Poznań’s young striker Bartosz Bereszyński has signed a pre-contract agreement… At Legia Warszawa!!! The 21 year-old will move in the summer. Expect him to receive some abuse from Lech fans in Spring.

18 Jan 10:05:

Górnik Zabrze centre-back Błażej Telichowski is close to signing for struggling Podbeskidzie. The former Bytom and Zagłębie defender has had a tough time in Zabrze since signing last year.

17 Jan 22:55:

A little catch up on today’s news…

Jakub Wilk has mutually terminated his Lech Poznań contract. Lechia Gdańsk are rumoured to be his destination, although Jagiellonia Białystok are interested in the midfielder.

Mateusz Bąk, Mariusz Sacha and Sebastian Ziajka have all reached agreements to terminate their Podbeskidzie contracts.

Arkadiusz Piech will NOT renew his Ruch Chorzów contract which expires in the summer. Romanian champions CFR Cluj and Turkish side Sivasspor are reportedly interested.

17 Jan 10:20:

Whilst a move to Hannover failed to materialise, German interest in Paweł Wszołek doesn’t stop. Wolfsburg are the latest club to show interest.

15 Jan 20:05:

CONFIRMED: Górnik Zabrze have signed defender Mateusz Słodowy from Viktoria Zižkov in a 3.5 year deal.

15 Jan 18:35:

CONFIRMED:’s Paweł Muzyka (@pawelmuzyka on Twitter) has said that Korona’s Grzegorz Lech has moved to Pierwsza Liga side Stomil Olsztyn.

15 Jan 18:30:

CONFIRMED: Jagiellonia midfielder Łukasz Tymiński has signed a six-month loan deal at Ruch Chorzów.

Jaga’s Brazilian striker Maycon is also possibly on his way from Białystok; he is on trial at Cracovia.

15 Jan 16:20:

Kuba Krzyżostaniak (@KubaLech on Twitter) tells us that Hertha Berlin’s 17 year-old Polish Youth defender Vincent Rabiega is in Poznań at the moment, touring the club facilities.

15 Jan 10:20:

After tests were successful, it looks as though Łukasz Tymiński will sign a deal at Ruch Chorzów at some point during today.

Meanwhile, elsewhere in Upper Silesia, Górnik are looking towards Marcin Robak – currently playing in Turkey – as a replacement for Arkadiusz Milik.

15 Jan 10:10:

A little more on the Wszołek mess. The players says he hasn’t signed anything at all, and would rather move away from Polonia in the summer, however Hannover are adamant that Wszołek HAS signed a contract, and if he doesn’t arrive at the club they will take their case to UEFA.

14 Jan 21:45:

Deal off? It looks as though Paweł Wszołek will be staying at Polonia Warszawa after all. The winger has failed to agree terms at Hannover.

14 Jan 14:30:

Estonia defender Igor Morozov has signed for Polonia Warszawa.

14 Jan 12:00:

Another young player on trial at Górnik Zabrze; this time it is Calisia Kalisz’s 19 year-old midfielder Tomasz Mokwa.

Jagiellonia’s Łukasz Tymiński has failed to earn a contract at struggling Podbeskidzie, but could now find his way to Ruch Chorzów.

14 Jan 10:00:

CONFIRMED: Former Lechia Gdańsk attacking midfielder Abdou Razack Traoré has signed a 3.5 year deal at Turkish club Gazientepspor.

14 Jan 22:40:

CONFIRMED: Valenciennes have announced the signing of Israeli international Maor Melikson from Wisła Kraków on a 2-and-a-half year deal.

14 Jan 21:00:

Romanian side CFR Cluj are interested in signing Ruch Chorzów’s leading scorer Arkadiusz Piech.

Lechia Gdańsk have invited French attacking midfielder Samuel Pietre, currently at fourth tier AS Poissy, to trials. He is a former French U17 international, and graduate of Paris St Germain’s academy.

Górnik Zabrze have taken 21 year-old striker Łukasz Spławski, currently playing for Nielby Wągrowiec, on trial.

14 Jan 19:00:

Following the termination of his Jagiellonia contract, Luka Gusić is having a trial at Podbeskidzie.

14 Jan 15:05:

CONFIRMED: Górnik Zabrze have agreed a three-year contract with Viktoria Zizkov defender Mateusz Słodowy. The right back will move to Upper Silesia for €10,000.

Górnik have also handed a trial to Pogoń Szczecin’s Estonian midfielder Sergei Mošnikov.

14 Jan 13:35:

CONFIRMED: A deal done in the Pierwsza Liga today; Lechia Gdańsk’s 33 year-old midfielder Paweł Nowak has signed an 18-month contract at Sandecja Nowy Sącz.

14 Jan 13:30:

CONFIRMED: Tomasz Brzyski has signed a two-year deal at Legia Warszawa!!

14 Jan 12:20:

CONFIRMED: Polonia Warszawa have reached an agreement to terminate the contract of defender-come-midfielder Tomasz Brzyski. City rivals Legia look favourites to snatch his signature.

With Brzyski on the verge of signing for Legia, the club may allow someone like Artur Jędrzejczyk leave the club. He has already been linked with a move to either Italy or Russia.

13 Jan 20:40:

Weszł is reporting that Polonia striker Łukasz Teodorczyk has signed a deal at Lech Poznań! However it is reported that the striker will have to wait until the summer to move.

Wisła midfielder Maor Melikson has been allowed to go to Valenciennes for medical tests.

13 Jan 11:15:

Paweł Wszołek’s move to Hannover has received more attention, after reported that the player announced the move on his Facebook page. But after checking, EKSTRAKLASAreview can only find congratulations from friends and fans rather than a message from Paweł. The message may have been deleted, so we still wait…

12 Jan 22:50:

UEFA correspondent @UEFAcomPiotrK on Twitter has reported that Paweł Wszołek’s move to Hannover 96 is DONE! We’re just waiting on Official Confirmation now.

12 Jan 16:20:

Wisła defender Gordan Bunoza could be off on loan to a Bosnian side; former Podbeskidzie man Krzysztof Król could be a possible replacement.

Podbeskidzie are testing a few players, including
Among the 22 players are the three goalkeepers, including Jagiellonia Bialystok keeper Krzysztof Baran and Sloakian side Rużomberok’s Libor Hrdlicka.

Marcin Wasilewski has been told that he can leave Anderlecht on a free, Legia and Zagłębie Lubin were interested in the Polish international.

12 Jan 10:20:

Italian side Genoa have shown their interest in Legia defender Artur Jędrzejczyk.

Wisła have accepted a €900,000 offer for Maor Melikson from French side Valenicennes!

CONFIRMED: Wisła have also finally put pen to paper with former Bełchatów midfielder Kamil Kosowski. Returning for his third spell at Ul. Reymonta, 35 year-old Kosowski signed a 6-month contract as a player, and then a six-month deal as a scout.

Whilst Fiorentina may be interested in Legia’s young star Rafał Wolski, ‘Gazeta Wyborcza’ has claimed that there are more clubs interested in the midfielder.

Polonia have taken 20 year-old Krzysztof Kopciński on trial from Znicz Pruszków.

11 Jan 20:20:

Górnik Zabrze have made their first signing of the winter. Former Polonia, ŁKS and Pogoń midfielder Grzegorz Bonin returns to the club, signing a 6-month contract!

11 Jan 19:30:

Kamil Kosowski has finally terminated his contract at GKS Bełchatów. He is rumoured to be heading towards former club Wisła Kraków.

Mariusz Przybylski has extended his contract at Górnik Zabrze. It had expired on New Years’ Day.

Having terminated their Warta Poznań contracts, both Łukasz Greszczyk and Rafał Kosznik are on trial at GKS Bełchatów.

11 Jan 12:00:

Spartak Trnava defender Lubos Hanzel is on trial at Jagiellonia Białystok. Śląsk Wrocław are supposedly also interested in the 25 year-old Slovakian.

11 Jan 11:50:

Górnik Zabrze are close to reaching a contract termination deal with midfielder Maciej Bębenek. Sandecja Nowy Sacz are reported to be interested.

11 Jan 11:00:

A few bits of transfer news and speculation coming out of Poland this morning…

Lech Poznań have allegedly had a loan offer for Spartak Trnava’s Martin Miković refused.

@LukaszWisniowsk on twitter says that Legia Warszawa are close to signing midfielder Tomasz Brzyski from city rivals Polonia.

CONFIRMED: Marcin Baszczyński has completed his move to Ruch Chorzów!

CONFIRMED: Zawisza Bydgoszcz striker Tomasz Chałas has signed for Pogoń Szczecin.

Vladimir Dvalishvili has allegedly turned down an offer from Legia.

Korona Kielce have tied striker Maciej Korzym to a longer deal, whilst they are also interested in Macedonian League top scorer Jovan Kostovski.

Both Celtic and Valenciennes are vying for the signature of Maor Melikson from Wisła Kraków. The Biała Gwiazda are looking for around €1 million for the Israeli.

Serie A side Genoa are interested in Polonia striker Łukasz Teodorczyk.

10 Jan 22:20:

Zagłębie Lubin have completed the signing of Warta Poznań midfielder Wojciech Trochim. He has signed a contract until the summer, with a possible two-year extension.

10 Jan 21:00

Talk of two players returning to Górnik Zabrze this winter.Winger Grzegorz Bonin has allegedly undergone medical tests at the Ernesta Pohla, whilst striker Tomasz Zahorski is interested in a return after his release from Jagiellonia.

10 Jan 11:30:

Podbeskidzie are interested in bringing in Jagiellonia’s Łukasz Tymiński.

10 Jan 11:00:

Przegląd Sportowy reporting that two Polonia players could be on the move soon. Łukasz Teodorczyk has now been linked with a move to Kaiserslautern, whilst Mariusz Pawelek could be off to Turkish side Konyaspor.

10 Jan 10:30:

GKS Bełchatów will hand trials to Patryk Rachwał, Kamil Poźniak and Mateusz Stąporski.

10 Jan 10:00:

Abdou Razack Traoré is allegedly on the verge of signing for Maciej Skorża’s Al Ittifaq. According to reports, they offered four times more money than Lechia.


09 Jan 16:00:

2.Bundesliga club Kaiserslautern are in talks with Zagłębie Lubin over a move for star midfielder Szymon Pawłowski.

09 Jan 15:00:

Lechia Gdańsk have invited Croatian centre-bak Antonio Cagalj for tests.

09 Jan 13:30:

Jagiellonia Białystok haw take. Two players for testing; Korean attacking midfielder Min Kyin Kim, and Energetyk ROW Rybnik midfielder Tomasz Gródek.

09 Jan 12:00:

CONFIRMED: Widzew Łódź have taken Jagiellonia striker Bartłomiej Pawłowski on loan. Widzew also have first option to buy the 20 year-old.

09 Jan 11:00:

Defender Marcin Baszczyński has terminated his contract at Polonia Warszawa, allowing him to join Ruch Chorzów.

09 Jan 11:00

Legia Warszawa have been linked with a move for out-of-favour Anderlecht, and Polish NT defender Marcin Wasilewski.

09 Jan 10:00:

Paweł Wszołek’s transfer to Hannover 96 may have to wait until summer after the Polonia midfielder allegedly decided against a move to the Bundesliga club for now.

09 Jan 09:45

GKS Bełchatów have already gone full circle this season; the man who started the campaign in charge – Kamil Kiereś – has returned to the help, replacing recently departed Michał Probierz.

09 Jan 09:00:

Two Polonia players – Edgar Cani and Tomasz Brzyski – have been linked with moves to join up with former Poland coach Franciszek Smuda at German 2.Bundesliga club SSV Jahn Regensberg.

09 Jan 08:00:

Welcome to the Transfer Ticker for the winter of the 2012/13 season. Here we’ll be aiming to provide you news of all of the latest transfers and rumours flying around the Polish Ekstraklasa. Here are the done deals so far:

Kamil Sylwestrzak (Chojniczanka Chojnice >;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; Korona Kielce)
Darvydas Sernas
(Zagłębie Lubin >;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; Gazientepspor (loan))
Michał Jonczyk
(Górnik Zabrze >;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; Widzew Łódź)
Romell Quioto
(Wisła Kraków >;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; CDyS Vida (end of loan))
Paweł Zawistowski
(Zawisza Bydgoszcz >;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; Korona Kielce)
Julien Tadrowski
(Arka Gdynia >;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; Pogoń Szczecin)
Bartłomiej Pawlowski
(Warta Poznań >;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; Jagiellonia)
Arkadiusz Milik
(Górnik Zabrze >;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; Bayer Leverkusen)


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