AS Roma are keen on keeping Wojciech Szczesny on a permanent basis, however, they aren’t confident that Arsenal will be open to a deal when the Pole’s season-long loan comes to an end in the summer.
Revealing that the Serie A outfit have already lined up another keeper for next season, sporting director, Walter Sabatini, also hinted that the Gunners keeper would be open to an extended stay in the Italian capital.
“We are working on it and would like to keep Szczesny, but knowing Arsenal it will be difficult to achieve that,” said Sabatini.
“In any case, Roma are already covered in that role for next season. Who did we get? I would never tell you that!”
Speaking to Sky Italia earlier this month Szczesny spoke openly about his desire to return to Arsenal: “Nine months is a long time in football and anything can happen, but Arsenal are like a family to me and I’ve got to admit that if the Gunners do call me back, I would say yes.
“If a year ago, somebody had told me I’d be playing for Roma, I would have thought it impossible.
“I could see myself at Arsenal for all my life, and I don’t hide the fact that is still my dream. I owe a lot to the people there and if they were to give me an opportunity, I would play for them.”