Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is reportedly set to rejoin Roma on loan with a view to a permanent deal. The 26-year-old Poland international made 34 Serie A appearances on a season-long loan at Stadio Olimpico in 2015/16 and the Italians are keen for him to return for the upcoming campaign.
It is reported Arsenal have reached a deal with Roma to make the move permanent, which could see the Gunners pocket as much as £13.4m ($17.6m). According to Sky Italia, the two clubs held talks over a straight £15m deal, but have instead opted for a loan with an option to buy.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger already has the likes of Petr Cech, David Ospina and Emiliano Martinez at his disposal, meaning Szczesny is unlikely to be handed much game time if he were to remain at the Emirates Stadium.
The Pole – who joined Arsenal from Legia Warsaw as a youngster in 2008 – previously admitted he is unsure whether he will return to London next season or continue to play in Serie A. Speaking after his county's exit from Euro 2016, Szczesny – who missed his team's penalty-shootout loss to Portugal with a thigh injury – told ESPN: "I'd love to know [where I'll be playing]. I really don't know."
The Arsenal star added: "For now I was focused on the Euros, I tried to recover from my injury. Unfortunately, it didn't happen in time but now I have time to relax, for holidays and maybe think about my future."