Wojciech Szczesny’s future at Arsenal seems increasingly uncertain as various reports have suggested he’s set to sign for Juventus for €14m (£12.2m) this summer.
These reports have said that a deal has already been agreed, and he’d sign a four-year contract worth €4m-per-season, which would rise to €4.5m in the final year.
However, the news about the goalkeeper’s impending departure is premature to say the least.
His agent, David Menasseh, has already denied claims that he has already agreed terms to join Massimiliano Allegri’s side in the coming weeks, though negotiations could be sped up after talks with Arsenal about his future and assurances over regular minutes with the Gunners.
The 27-year-old goalkeeper, who has been playing for Serie A rivals AS Roma over the past two seasons, has impressed in Italy and his assured performances have sparked interest from a number of clubs.
He topped the league charts for most clean sheets (14) last season and has discussed his experiences whilst stressing the belief that he has improved as a result from being away from sustained pressure at the Emirates.
Speculation about Gianluigi Donnarumma’s long-term future at AC Milan prompted suggestions that they’d make a move to sign Szczesny this summer, while Napoli were also interested.
Roma themselves had reportedly been contemplating making the successful loan spell a permanent move by starting formal negotiations with Arsenal, as there was no future fee involved in the Poland international’s agreement.
If he was to accept a move to Juve this summer, he’d have to accept a role as second-choice for the forthcoming season as Gianluigi Buffon, fitness permitting, is expected to continue as number one before he retires at the end of his existing deal in the summer of 2018.