AS Roma will face challenge from Napoli to secure the loan signing of Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, according to reports in Italy.
Szczesny spent last season on loan at Roma and had an impressive season, and Napoli have reportedly made contacts with the Polish international to inquire if an extenstion to his old deal was in place.
Roma were set to have lost interest in the services of the Polish international after signing Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson for €7.5 million, but the Giallorossi boss Luciano Spalletti wants to loan out the Brazilian in order to retain Szczesny as his number one golie.
The 26 year old Poland international had recently commented that he had contacted both his parent club Arsenal and Roma about his next destination, but did not give a confirmation of his next club.
He said: “I’ve already spoken with Arsenal and Roma. At the moment, though, I cannot say anything about my future.”
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Napoli’s current goalkeeper Pepe Reina is linked with a return to former club Liverpool, the Seria A runner-ups have started looking for his replacement, with Szczesny being the prime target.
Arsenal are unlikely to sell the Pole as Wenger still feels that he can improve in the future and become a first-team starter in the long-run.