Inter Milan are prepared to make an ambitious swoop for goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny this summer according to reports.

According to reports in Italy, negotiations between the Serie A champions, Juventus, and Wojciech have stalled because they’re refusing to meet Arsenal’s asking price of £13m – instead offering less than half that at present.

Szczesny has only got a year remaining on his contract and the Bianconeri were keen to snatch him up for a reduced fee, even though it’s clear from Arsene Wenger’s recent comments that he sees the Poland international’s future at the Emirates.

Inter Milan’s sporting director, Walter Sabatini, reportedly has an excellent relationship with Arsenal and newly-appointed boss Luciano Spalletti, who managed Szczesny at Roma over the last two seasons, gave his approval for the move to be concluded if they have an opportunity.

Inter haven’t won the Scudetto since 2010 and just like rivals AC Milan, are currently in a re-building phase. Szczesny won last year’s Golden Glove in Italy for the most clean sheets and could be signed as possible competition for Samir Handanovic, a talented but inconsistent shot-stopper himself.

Having spent two years out on-loan with AS Roma, it’d be understandable if he felt settled and is probably open to remaining in Italy in the future.

However, if given first-team assurances at Arsenal following his holiday, it’s unlikely that he would consider leaving the club he has continually stressed he’d still like to play for during his successful loan spell in Rome.

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