Juventus aren’t holding talks to sell Wojciech Szczesny and Arsenal haven’t made contact over his potential transfer, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Juventus' Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny warms up prior to the Italian Serie A football match AC Chievo vs Juventus at the Marcantonio-Bentegodi stadium in Verona on January 27, 2018. (MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)
Juventus’ Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny warms up prior to the Italian Serie A football match AC Chievo vs Juventus at the Marcantonio-Bentegodi stadium in Verona on January 27, 2018. (MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

Writing on Twitter, Fabrizio Romano claimed on Monday that there hadn’t been any talks over the sale of Wojciech Szczesny so far. He adds that Arsenal haven’t contacted Juventus at any point, putting those links further in doubt.

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Nicola Balice had claimed that Arsenal made signals that they were after Szczesny, with the Polish international’s departure reportedly the key to Gianluigi Donnarumma’s signing for Juventus. AJG News had also reported Arsenal had made a proposal.

But according to Romano, there’s nothing in those claims. Arsenal seemingly aren’t trying to re-sign their former goalkeeper this summer.

We know that Arsenal will be in the market for a goalkeeper, but likely just a backup goalkeeper. It’s very possible it will just be Mat Ryan making his loan move permanent.

Unless Bernd Leno leaves, it was always going to be hard to see Arsenal going for someone like Szczesny anyway. Neither would likely accept playing a backup role at 29 and 31 years old respectively.