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Italian Outfit Hoping To Sign Arsenal Star [Report]

TURIN, ITALY - JANUARY 24: Wojciech Szczesny of AS Roma shouts during the Serie A match between Juventus FC and AS Roma at Juventus Arena on January 24, 2016 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

AS Roma look likely to pursue Polish international Wojciech Szczęsny this summer following a relatively successful loan campaign last term with the Italian side.

Although the Italian giants have already acquired a goalkeeper this transfer window, in the form of the Brazilian Alisson, the club seem to want to bring the 26-year-old back for the foreseeable future. Alisson joins 38-year-old Bogdan Lobont in Roma’s goalkeeping department, a player who has not made a single first team appearance in three years.

This news comes straight from Roma manager Luciano Spalletti, who, during an interview with the Evening Standard, said:

“We have two strong goalkeepers, so we’ll see their reaction but that’s always an advantage. We’re working on Szczęsny, for now we have Lobont.”

ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 07:  AS Roma goalkeeper Wojchiech Szczesny in action during the Serie A match between AS Roma and UC Sampdoria at Stadio Olimpico on February 7, 2016 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

Szczęsny’s re-emergence in the Arsenal squad has been overshadowed by the irritation over a lack of transfer activity as well as the Euros.

The Polish goalkeeper made 34 domestic appearances last season and kept eight clean sheets while conceding 34 goals. This is in comparison to Petr Cech who made the same number of appearances but kept 16 clean sheets and conceded only 31 goals.

With Arsenal having both Cech and David Ospina as their goalkeeping options it would seem that the 26-year-old is surplus to requirements with the real discussion being whether his departure would be temporary again or permanent.

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