Arsenal are considering a move for Galatasaray goalkeeper Fernando Muslera, as a potential replacement for present No 1 Wojciech Szczesny, according to talkSPORT. The Polish international has reportedly lost Arsene Wenger's confidence and will be moved on in the summer.
Muslera, a Uruguayan international, joined the Turkish club from Serie A side Lazio in 2011 and has been in impressive form. The 26-year-old is an integral part of Fatih Terim's side and has played his part in the club's run to the quarter-final of the Champions League, where they will face Spanish champions Real Madrid.
The talkSPORT report believes Muslera is keen on a move to the Premier League club and called it a "dream". However, any potential approach is likely to be rebuffed by the Turks, whose club president, Unal Aysal, claimed top players would not be sold: "Our goal is clear. Until we win the Champions League it's important we don't sell our best players."
Szczesny's future at the club was called into further question after the Polish international's father criticised Wenger's handling of his son.
"Wenger already started to look for the scapegoat. It is not the way the boss should behave. Wojciech has had two serious injuries. He played with one in April and May [last year]. He shouldn't have agreed to play that time, but the coach insisted," Maciej Szczesny explained.
Wenger has also been linked with Victor Valdes and Liverpool No 1 Pepe Reina, although since then Russians Anzhi Makhachkala have been linked to the former and Reina has committed himself to the Anfield club.
However, transfer speculation aside, Wenger has moved to quell fears he is unhappy with Szczesny. The long-serving Arsenal boss confirmed he rated the Polish youngster very highly.
"Wojciech has a great future. He is a very young goalkeeper. You do not find very many goalkeepers at his age who have the experience he has already, that is why I believe he has a great future, but he lives in a world where competition exists. I haven't spoken to him (about his father's comments), but I believe he responded very well. There is a not a lot more to say," Wenger explained.